Exclusive: McAvennie reacts as Rangers set sights on West Ham attacker
Frank McAvennie wants Grady Diangana to stay at West Ham this summer and suggested that there is a starting spot for him at the London Stadium.
The former Hammers forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, urged David Moyes to play Pablo Fornals in a more central position next season to accommodate the 22-year-old.
Diangana has spent this season on loan at West Brom and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League on the final day of the season.
Football Insider revealed that Rangers are keen on the winger and have expressed an interest in signing him when the Premier League window opens tomorrow.
McAvennie suggested that there would be a spot going on the left-wing if Moyes pushes Pablo Fornals into a central-attacking midfield role.
“There is room for him at West Ham,” he told Football Insider.
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“Fornals is getting pushed back and Creswell is letting him come back.
“If Julian Dicks was playing he would have said to Fornals, “Get up the park. I’ll deal with this.”
“I do not think Fornals is a winger so Diangana could slot in there. I think Fornals is an awful good player but I would play him inside. Rather than out wide.
“He works his socks off but it takes away from what he can do going forward.”
Diangana scored 8 goals and contributed a further seven assists in 30 Championship appearances for the Baggies.
He has made 21 appearances for the Hammers and scored twice.
In other West Ham news, Frank McAvennie tells David Moyes to bin “wonderful talent” after big transfer development.
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