Date: 9th January 2020 at 5:45pm
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West Ham on have been wishing 6 ft 3in powerhouse Issa Diop a happy birthday this Thursday.

To celebrate the Frenchman’s 23rd, the club posted a short message and a montage of some of his finest moments in so far.

Highlights included stopping Harry Kane dead in his tracks against last season, his first goal in England against Wimbledon a couple of months earlier and his sensational run that nearly resulted in a late goal in the /2019 reverse fixture against .

It may be a time to celebrate for the 23-year-old, but being in and out of the first team this season is undoubtedly not what he had in mind for his second campaign in and he’ll be keen to get his place in the starting Xl back under , sooner rather than later.

However, supporters were fast to send their messages of goodwill to Diop with compliments such as “French Prince” and “absolute god” flying around the Twittersphere.

You can check out those and others, below…