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Diop – the focus is on football, not transfers

Issa Diop, West Ham United
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Issa Diop insists his focus is on football and not some career plan involving transfers to further himself.

23-year-old Diop arrived at West Ham United from Toulouse. He has turned out some eye-catching displays at center-back for the hammers.

These performances have caught the attention of the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

West Ham paid 22 million pounds for the player, and the potential suitors are talking more like 40 million given his track record in the Premier League.

Unlike so many of the modern players, Diop is not at West Ham as part of a long-term plan to reach the top.

In an interview with France Football, he insists rumors are part of football, and he has no plan. The Frenchman just wants to focus on football.

He said:

“As a footballer, we know that we are subject to a lot of rumors, which is more during the transfer window.”

“I focus on my football, trying to progress everyday training and being good at matches. “

“That’s all. I don’t have a career plan. I just want to be the best player I can be.”

“I live a little day by day. What has to happen will happen. “

“And if it doesn’t happen … I just want to be efficient, that’s all.”

Diop is a Hammers fan favorite and the club has no intention of giving up their star without a fight.