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Diop can be world class

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There’s no better feeling than a club making a signing who instantly repays their faith in him. 

Take Issa Diop at West Ham. The young Frenchman only arrived in last summer, but has already established himself as one of the key components of Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Despite being just 22, he was a rock steady presence at the heart of the Hammers’ defence, and is only likely to get better as time goes on.

It is perhaps no surprise, therefore, to learn that he is attracting attention from Manchester United, as reported by Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol on Twitter.

According to Solhekol, the Reds are willing to offer £45 million plus a player for the 6’4″ colossus [Transfermarkt].

In a subsequent tweet, the reporter went on to claim that the Reds see Diop as a cheaper and younger alternative to Harry Maguire and Kalidou Koulibaly.

And that speaks volumes as to just how good Diop is, and can be.

To be mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Maguire and Koulibaly, two of the best defenders in Europe, at such a young age shows just how much potential the Frenchman has, and the fact that United see him as a genuine long term solution to their ailing defence is testament to his abilities.

Sure, West Ham would rather they didn’t have big clubs sniffing around their star talents, but certainly, the fact that they do illustrates just how well their recruitment department is doing.

Diop can be world class.

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