'Wow...he's unplayable at times' - Exclusive: West Ham loanee blows Brown away
West Ham youngster Grady Diangana is “unplayable at times” and has a massive future.
That is according to former Man City, Tottenham and Leeds United midfielder Michael Brown, speaking to Football Insider about the West Brom loanee.
He explained how he was blown away by Diangana, 21, the first time he saw him in Hammers colours and his opinion has not changed during his campaign at the Hawthorns.
The winger is currently sidelined with his second hamstring injury of the season but has played a pivotal role in West Brom’s promotion bid.
Brown told Football Insider: “I first seen him, there was a game against Macclesfield and I think they won 8-0 – I thought: ‘Who’s the kid coming in? Wow.’ He’s just so difficult to mark, left and right, and I thought, ‘this kid’s got something’.
“It was Macclesfield, it was comfy but I just thought he had a bit, and then he got the chance to go from that game into the Premier League squads and he’d be drifting in and out, coming on.
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“It was probably only with the recruitment that West Ham had, the amount of players, that’s knocked him back slightly.”
Brown is convinced Diangana could have played for the Premier League strugglers this season but both Manuel Pellegrini and his replacement David Moyes declined the chance to keep him.
The attacker has made 21 Championship appearances, scoring five goals and supplying six assists.
“Looking at the way the season has gone, if he hadn’t had gone to West Brom, I think he would have played games in the Premier League but unfortunately you don’t see that as a player, you think: ‘It’s a to Championship club, I need to go and play games’.
“He’s one to watch for the future because he’s unplayable at times.”
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