West Ham forward, Grady Diangana — currently on loan at West Bromwich Albion — is reportedly weighing up his options for the future over fears there could be a lack of opportunities if he stays with the Hammers next season, according to The Sun.
The Hammers already have several players deemed first-team worthy competing for forward roles that Diangana would typically occupy, and this is what has made him think twice about his future at the club.
West Brom remain interested in potentially signing Diangana for around £15m in the summer — if they are to be promoted to the Premier League — but they face competition from the likes of Everton, Ajax and Celtic.
West Ham have quite the task on their hands convincing Diangana to stay — especially given the fact that they’re on the brink of relegation.
The 22-year-old is more than ready for a first-team spell in the Premier League, so would likely turn his nose up at being with a Championship club next season.
Diangana has racked up seven goals and six assists in 27 appearances for the Baggies in all competitions and could easily have a much higher tally if injuries hadn’t hindered his progress this season.
Whilst West Ham may have the tough task of keeping hold of Diangana, Albion will have an equally difficult job trying to sign the 22-year-old — especially now there is interest from a plethora of top clubs, some of whom can offer Champions League football (Celtic, Ajax).
However, given the development he’s made at the Hawthorns this term, he might be interested in returning on a permanent basis to further his progression — even if it is just to use the club as a stepping stone.
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