Exclusive: Top pundit claims Moyes ‘Can’t’ meet Diangana demands at West Ham
Frank McAvennie has argued that West Ham manager David Moyes cannot give any assurances to Grady Diangana about how much first team football he will get next season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Jason Jones, the former Hammers favourite claimed that competition for places is too high in the current squad to be making promises to individual players.
The Daily Mail reported recently that the 22-year-old winger is seeking clarity over Moyes’ plans for him going forward, with Fulham and Southampton both understood to be keen on a potential move this summer.
West Brom, where Diangana spent a successful spell on loan last term, are also understood to be interested in taking him back to The Hawthorns.
But McAvennie has claimed that the wide man cannot expect to be guaranteed first team football with West Ham next term.
When asked whether Moyes should give him the reassurance he needs to secure his future at the club during an interview with Football Insider, McAvennie said: “He can’t.
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“I’m a great a believer that you shouldn’t have to give assurances as a manager. He should be going there and proving to the manager that he can’t leave him out.
“When I went to West Ham, I was just a boy from Glasgow, but there was no way I was getting left out of that team.
“If this boy is ready for the Premier League, he needs to prove it. The manager can’t be giving assurances. If you’re awful, he can’t play you. You’ve got [Jarrod] Bowen, you’ve [Andriy] Yarmolenko. Out left you’ve got [Felipe] Anderson and [Pablo] Fornals. He’s got to fight for his place in there.
“If that’s what he’s wanting, he’s not going to get it.”
Diangana made a big impression during his spell in the Championship with West Brom last term, registering eight goals and seven assists in 30 league outings.
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