A potential Saudi takeover may be dominating our thoughts right now, but with the transfer window opening on Monday, we best get used to being linked with a host of new names.
The latest player to be mentioned is Grady Diangana – an exciting young West Ham talent who the Hammers face a fight to keep a hold of this summer.
This comes from an ‘exclusive’ from The Sun’s Duncan Wright, who claims ourselves, Everton, Celtic and Ajax are all showing interest.
The 22-year-old winger has just enjoyed a hugely impressive loan spell with West Brom, bagging 8 goals and 7 assists in 31 appearances and regularly bamboozling Championship defences with his explosive mix of pace and trickery, however it’s reported he could pursue a permanent move away from the London Stadium if he isn’t given first team assurances by David Moyes.
Wright reports that West Ham would be tempted to cash in if an offer of ‘£15-£20m’ arrives and that the Baggies are keen to keep him after their automatic promotion back to the Premier League was confirmed on Wednesday night.
So, another name to add to the list, although I imagine we’ll be saving the biggest chunk of what could be a limited summer transfer budget on a goal scorer should a Saudi takeover collapse?
I’d also argue that West Ham will A) be highly reluctant to sell such a talented young player and B) will ask for more than ‘£15-20m’ if they do!
Who knows, but it’s absolutely vital we here a decision soon so we can focus on our transfer business next week – whether that be with our without new owners.