Premier League West Ham United could sell Issa Diop for just £12m but his £70,000-a-week wage could scuttle a potential move to Ligue 1 giants Lyon, as reported by FootMercato.
A lot can happen in three years. Especially in a fast-paced world like top-flight football.
In 2019, Glenn Murray had just scored 13 top-flight goals in English football, Watford were two points off a first-half place and Issa Diop was one of Europe’s most desirable young centre-backs.
Accordingly skysports, Manchester United called only to be informed that a man had been dubbed a ‘monster’ by Jose Mourinho after a stirring performance against them Red Devil wouldn’t go anywhere for less than £60m.
West Ham would bite your hands to the bone for half that these days.
Is Issa Diop on the way from West Ham United?
According to FootMercato, Diop’s price tag is around £12million these days. That’s as much a reflection of his poor form as his fast-expiring contract. Diop, who returned £22million to West Ham on arrival from Toulouse, will be a free agent in summer 2023 as things stand.
L’Equipe believe a return to France is on the cards for a man who, if David Moyes has a full squad of players to choose his form from, is likely to be West Ham’s fourth central defender these days, behind Kurt Zouma, Craig Dawson and the Crocked Angelo Ogbonne.
Lyon want the former Toulouse skipper to replace aging World Cup winner Jerome Boateng. The Rhône side will also lose Belgium international Jason Denayer in the summer.
FootMercato supports Lyon’s interest. If Les Gones can afford it – Peter Bosz’s team are currently tenth and will again miss out on Champions League football – is another matter.
Diop makes almost £70,000 a week at the London Stadium. Too rich for Lyon’s blood, says FootMercato.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/01/west-ham-will-sell-player-at-a-10m-loss-but-70k-wages-could-scupper-exit/ West Ham are set to sell the player at a loss of £10m but the £70,000 wages could derail the exit