Monday, May 21, 2018

Diarra wants West Ham exit

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.


Nemanja Lazarevic

Working as editor-in-chief at, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.



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