West Bromwich Albion are said to be keen on signing Grady Diangana this summer, currently on loan at the club from West Ham, but now face eager competition from Celtic, according to The Sun (13 July, p. 47).

West Ham are understood to be open about selling Grady Diangana when the transfer window opens, but only for the right price — which appears to be £15m or more.

Diangana has featured prominently for West Brom in the Championship this season and has been selected whenever available, providing a real threat down the left flank and often operating as a central attacking midfielder.

The 22-year-old has scored seven goals and assisted six in 27 matches for the Baggies — a tally which would undoubtedly be much higher if his game time hadn’t been hindered by injuries.

Diangana has been so important to West Brom this season that the club paid West Ham somewhere in the region of £1.5m to negate the recall clause in his loan contract.


As for Celtic’s chances of securing Grady Diangana this summer? Well, they are slim.

They would have to break their record transfer fee to sign him, first of all, and then try and convince him to play in the Scottish Premiership, rather than potentially signing for West Brom in the Premier League (pending promotion).

It would probably seem to most like a step down for Diangana if he went to Scotland, which keeps Albion as the front-runners for his signature as of writing.


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