Wolverhampton Wanderers are among the clubs ‘interested’ in West Ham United centre-back Issa Diop.
That’s according to journalist Ekrem Konur, who also names Crystal Palace and Southampton as interested parties.
In fact, he claims that Crystal Palace have already gone as far as tabling an ‘official offer’ for the Frenchman, only to see it rejected by the Hammers.
The lowdown on Wolves target Diop
Back in January, Diop was the subject of an enquiry from Champions League outfit Liverpool before they instead brought in Ozan Kabak on loan (via The Athletic).
Diop started 15 Premier League matches for West Ham last season, averaging 1.3 successful aerial duels, 1.1 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 1.2 blocks and 3.2 clearances (via WhoScored).
The 24-year-old has two years remaining on his contract at the London Stadium and is valued at £16.2million by Transfermarkt.
He’d be competing with the likes of Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Max Kilman and Romain Saiss for a starting spot under Bruno Lage.
Fan feed Talking Wolves relayed the news, and here’s what supporters made of it.
These Wolves fans give Diop move seal of approval
“Not bad. Could do with some genuine competition at the back.”
“Let’s be fair he’s better than what we have maybe minus Boly”
“Imagine Diop and Boly!”
“Oh yes please. I think he would do really well at wolves. He’s tall solid and got potential still!!”
“I mean he’s definitely an improvement on Coady”
“I’d have him, don’t care”
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