Diagana set to stay with Albion

Last updated : 16 January 2020 By Wba-mad Editor

Grady Diagana will remain with the Baggies for the rest of the season after the deadline for his recall passed yesterday.

WBA-MAD understands West Ham had a period of 15 days, beginning at the start of January, to recall the talented 21-year-old.

Albion were confident of avoiding a situation like last season when the impressive Harvey Barnes was recalled after former Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini was happy for Diagana to stay at Albion.

But after his dismissal a few weeks ago concerns were raised that new West Ham boss David Moyes would recall the winger to boost the under-performing Hammers.

Diagana, who picked up a back injury during Albion’s 3-2 victory in mid-December, was called for a meeting with Moyes last week to discuss his future.

It’s believed he was told then by Moyes that his time at The Hawthorns would not be cut short. Calls from West Ham fans for his recall have also muted in recent weeks after an upturn in form.

The England Under-21 international has played a pivotal part in Albion’s success this season. Having worked with Slaven Bilic during his spell at The London Stadium, he has quickly established himself as a key player having scored 5 goals in 21 appearances.

He returned from injury during Albion’s 2-2 draw at Charlton at the weekend and is now expected to start against Stoke City on 20th January.