But when asked about the truthfulness of the rumour on Twitter, ExWHUemployee were relatively blunt in their response.
Writing on their personal account, they said: “I don’t think so.”
I don’t think so. We want Diop to stay long term so I guess we will talk to him sooner or later https://t.co/a6MxDrY9wl
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) June 19, 2019
This one takes a bit of unpacking. Firstly, ExWHUemployee has a stellar record on this sort of thing, so it’s important to preface any analysis with the caveat that it is unlikely to happen. That being said, in the event that Ex is wrong, then this could be a good move for the Hammers. Obviously, nobody wants to lose Issa Diop, and given the choice you would much rather keep him than bring in McTominay. But if we ignore the Diop situation for a second, McTominay would be an ideal addition for the Hammers. The youngster recorded a pass completion rate of 84.3% in all competitions last season, not to mention an average of 25.9 passes per game [Whoscored]. He is efficient and useful in possession, and would provide the ideal foil to partner Declan Rice in the long term. Again, this probably won’t happen, but the Hammers could do a whole lot worse if it did.