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Issa deal: Diop signs for five years


Filed: Tuesday, 19th June 2018
By: Staff Writer


West Ham Utd have completed the capture of French Under 21 international Issa Diop from Toulouse.

The 21-year-old - who is reported to have cost the club in the region of £21million - is one of Europe's most highly-rated youngsters and becomes Manuel Pellegrini's second signing since being confirmed as the latest Hammers boss.

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Speaking in his first interview since becoming a Hammer, Diop told the club's website that he was very much looking forward to moving to England and the Premier League. "I am very happy to sign for such a historic, English club, and I hope to show my best here,” he said.

"I am a very ambitious player and West Ham is a very ambitious club, as we’ve seen with the appointment of the new coach. I hope to help the team win lots of games and make the fans happy.”

The youngster, who has signed a five-year contract, was welcomed to West Ham by the club's recently-appointed Director of Football Mario Husillos. “There were many other big clubs interested in signing Issa and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us," he said.

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"We look forward to hopefully seeing him make a big impact next season. It is a measure of his character and maturity that he was named captain of Toulouse at just 20 years of age, having already established himself in their team as a teenager,"

“He has represented France at every youth level up to Under-21 and we believe that he is now ready to make the next step in his career by moving to the Premier League with West Ham United."






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