Danny Mills has suggested that Grady Diangana’s move to West Brom could spark an exodus at West Ham this summer.
The former Leeds United defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, touted “four or five players” to follow the 22-year-old out of the London Stadium if “reasonable” offers arrive.
The Irons confirmed on Friday that Diangana had joined the Baggies for an “undisclosed fee” which Football Insider revealed to be an £18million deal including add-ons.
Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson could be set to follow him with Arsenal readying a shock move for the 27-year-old, while Chelsea’s interest in Declan Rice remains firm despite the Hammers £80million valuation.
Departures were, and still are, needed from the London Stadium before any significant moves can be made in the transfer window as the club look to balance the books.
When asked by Football Insider if he expected many more exits this summer, Mills said:
“West Ham have a lot of technical players, good players but they have not performed nearly enough. The transfer policy has not been fabulous over the past few seasons.
“If they are willing to sell Diangana and send him out to West Brom then I would say that there are four or five other players in David Moyes’s squad that the club would be happy to sell if reasonable offer came in for them.”
Football Insider revealed earlier today that the Hammers had seen a mammoth £28million bid to sign England international James Tarkowski rejected by Burnley.
It comes after a club statement read: “The money received for Grady will be reinvested entirely in the team, in line with the manager’s targets.”