David Moyes lifts veto on Issa Diop move to Fulham

L’Équipe report this afternoon that West Ham are open to letting French centre-back Issa Diop leave the club, with manager David Moyes no longer adamant on keeping the defender after initially blocking a transfer.

As a result, the former Toulouse man is now set to complete his move to newly-promoted Premier League side Fulham, with an agreement between the two London sides having been found in the last few days. 

Initially, the Scottish coach had vetoed the departure after new arrival Nayef Aguerd’s ankle injury, but at the insistence of the 25-year-old, who is fifth in the centre-back pecking order, Moyes has decided to allow the move to take place.

A new agreement is now due to be found between the two teams. The Hammers were asking Fulham for a €20m to part ways with Diop, with one year left on his contract.

The former French youth international is now set to join the third club of his career, having initially made the move across the channel in 2018 from formative club Toulouse, with whom he played three seasons in the first team.



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