Euro Football Rumours

Arsenal considering a move for West Ham centre-back

Arsenal are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on France international Issa Diop.

The latest reports in England suggest that Arsenal are considering a move for West Ham centre-back Issa Diop.

The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The France international was signed by West Ham in July 2018 from Toulouse for a fee of 25 million euros. The 23-year-old has a contract until 2023 with the club.

Issa Diop
Issa Diop

This season, Diop has scored three goals in 26 appearances for West Ham.

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in France.

Issa Diop has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 40 caps and scoring 3 goals.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Mikel Arteta has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.

He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.


Arsenal are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

There is no doubt that Diop will take Arsenal’s defense to a different level.

According to the report, “Arsenal are ready to launch a bid for West Ham United defender Issa Diop. The Mirror says despite the Hammers’ struggles, centre-back Diop has impressed since arriving from Toulouse in the summer of 2018. And as Arteta heads towards his first transfer window as Gunners boss, he believes the Frenchman could help solve a problem that his club has had for years. Diop has already attracted interest from Manchester United during his time in England but West Ham co-owner David Sullivan issued a strong hands-off warning to Old Trafford bosses. However, Arsenal are ready to test the Eastenders’ resolve and there is a belief that if David Moyes’s men fail to beat the drop that they could get the player on the cheap with him likely to seek a move away from the London Stadium.”


Arsenal have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the France international.

However, a move to Arsenal will be ideal for the 23-year-old at this point of his career.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Arsenal.

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