Exclusive: West Ham transfer U-turn as new price slapped on fans favourite
West Ham have set a £25million price tag on the head of Grady Diangana after pulling a U-turn over his availability this summer, Football Insider understands.
The Hammers had been reluctant to let the 22-year-old leave the club this summer after his impressive form at West Brom and David Moyes was keen to integrate him into the senior side in east London.
However, a source at the London Stadium has told Football Insider that the Irons have changed their stance on the winger and are now willing to sell him in order to raise funds to bring in new signings.
It is understood that Diangana wants to be playing regular first-team football next season and is willing to leave West Ham if he is not guaranteed game time under Moyes.
He was a mainstay for West Brom in their successful Championship promotion push last season and contributed eight goals and seven assists in his 30 appearances.
The versatile wide man, who can play on either flank, already has 21 first-team appearances for West Ham under his belt after his debut against Macclesfield back in September 2018.
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He scored twice against the Silkmen to make an immediate impression and he went on to become a regular squad player for Manuel Pellegrini during the 2018/19 campaign.
The decision to sell Diangana would be hugely unpopular with supporters at the London Stadium who are excited by his potential and love to see homegrown talent break through the youth ranks and into the senior side.
The young winger has the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Robert Snodgrass and Pablo Fornals for competition in attack.
In other West Ham news, Frank McAvennie claims the club will sell £80million-rated player in a massive part-exchange deal.