West Ham United will allegedly struggle to sign France international winger Moussa Diaby from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.
That’s according to a report from BILD who claim that the lack of Champions League football on offer at the London Stadium will work against us.
The good news, however, is that the two other Premier League clubs trying to sign the 22-year-old – Arsenal and Newcastle, don’t have Champions League football next season either.
Diaby is only 22, so he has plenty of years left ahead of him in the game. The five-capped France international will undoubtedly go on to play in plenty of Champions League campaigns.
And perhaps a move to a Premier League club who don’t boast Champions League football will best the best way to ease him into the transition from France to England…
West Ham Moussa Diaby chase still on
BILD reckon that West Ham want to sign the 22-year-old. With the lack of Champions League football on offer at the London Stadium though, we could face an uphill battle.
Arsenal and Newcastle want to sign Diaby as well but they cannot offer the winger Champions League football either.
So perhaps the Hammers still have a shot at the Bayer Leverkusen ace.
We think that the Leverkusen ace would be an exceptional addition for West Ham.
Diaby joined Bayer Leverkusen from Paris Saint-Germian in the summer of 2019.
He has been a huge hit with the Bundesliga side, bagging 35 goals and 37 assists in 124 games so far (Transfermarkt).
This season just gone, the five-capped France international chalked up 17 goals and 14 assists in 42 games (Transfermarkt).
The 22-year-old is absolutely rapid and plays with a certain kind of directness that would he see him slot perfectly into the Hammers’ counter attacking setup.
He has been described as an ‘astonishing’ player by the Bundesliga’s official website.
The lively forward can play anywhere along the front-line and that will undoubtedly appeal to Moyes.
West Ham signing Moussa Diaby this summer really would be a huge statement.
And let’s just hope that Champions League football is not a non-negotiable for the 22-year-old Frenchman regarding his next move. If West Ham are to sign Diaby though, Leverkusen will certainly have to lower their £60 million demands for him (90min).