Noel Whelan has claimed that the returning Grady Diangana could save West Ham “more than £25million” this summer.

The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, is adamant that David Moyes will give the 22-year-old a chance to make a real impression in pre-season.

Diangana returned to the London Stadium earlier this month after his season-long loan at West Brom ended upon the club’s promotion.

Football Insider revealed that Moyes does not want to cash in on the winger this summer and has planned a major role for him next season.

The Baggies, Rangers and Celtic are all interested in the former England Under-21 international who scored eight goals and provided seven assists last term.

When asked by Football Insider if he expected Diangana to be lining up at the London Stadium when the Premier League returns, Whelan said:

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“David Moyes has not seen Diangana in a West Ham shirt. He has been out on loan since David came in.

“I am sure he has been looking from afar, watching his progress and performances and there is no way you are going to sell a player of his quality without giving him a shot in preseason.

“Moyes knows certain players can’t do it at West Ham so he has to be given an opportunity.

“I find it very difficult to see a deal being done with Moyes having a good, long look at him. You need strength in depth and that could save David Moyes more than £25million.”

In other West Ham news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider that Moyes could be a decisive factor in club beating Rangers to 21-year-old signing.

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