West Ham midfielder Alou Diarra has expressed his desire to leave Boleyn Ground in the January transfer window.
Diarra, 31, joined West Ham in a €3.5 million deal from Marseille last summer, but a thigh injury saw him miss the start of the season.
The player returned into action in December, but failed to break into the starting line-up, and is now ready to leave the Hammers in search of regular playing time.
“Yes, I want to go. It’s breaking point. Today, I want a real challenge and I will not get it at West Ham,” Diarra confessed to L’Equipe.
“With the current coach (Sam Allardyce), it is impossible. There’s no dialogue, no explanation. I have to go.
“Some clubs have approached West Ham and I’m not afraid to leave. It will always be better than here. At West Ham, I wasted my time.”
Diarra established himself as one of Europe’s leading holding midfielders during his time at Bordeaux, before joining Ligue 1 rivals Marseille in the summer of 2011.
After spending just one season at Stade Velodrome, the France international decided to accept an offer from West Ham, which proved to be a poor decision.
Since joining the Hammers, Diarra has made just 2 Premier League appearances for the club.
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