Danny Mills has suggested that West Ham are ‘playing a game’ with potential suitors for Grady Diangana as the club’s price tag for the attacker was revealed.
The former Leeds and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested that the 22-year-old is surplus to requirements at the London Stadium despite his huge success in the Championship last season.
Diangana spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan at West Brom and his eight goals and seven assists helped the Baggies gain promotion to the Premier League.
Football Insider revealed on Thursday that the Hammers had slapped a £25million price tag on the winger this summer.
The club had previously wanted to keep Diangana but have now performed a U-turn as they look to raise funds for new signings.
When asked by Football Insider for his evaluation of the Irons asking price, Mills said:
“Helder Costa was £16million, Jarrod Bowen was £17million from Hull.
“Maybe £25million is a bit much but if you said £20million you would not be surprised for a player of Diangana’s quality. It is only another £5million but the likes of West Ham know that West Brom will be desperate to keep him. They will try and up the price a little bit.
“It is a game. It does not look like David Moyes wants him. West Ham will hold out and I imagine they will eventually meet in the middle.”
It is understood that Diangana wants to be playing regular first-team football next season and will look to leave if David Moyes does not guarantee him game time.
There has been significant interest in the former England Under-21 international from Celtic, Rangers and his former loan club West Brom.
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