Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has given his opinion on West Bromwich Albion’s transfer situation involving Grady Diangana.
Young talent Diangana is currently on loan with the Baggies, and he has impressed, enhancing his reputation and becoming one of the Championship’s top performers.
Five goals and six assists in 22 appearances in all competitions has seen Diangana’s future much talked about in the press with parent club West Ham United considering to recall him from the Hawthorns.
Diangana was making his first start since suffering an injury in mid-December, but the 21-year-old was forced off after just four minutes in the 1-0 defeat.
Much his importance to Slaven Bilic’s side, it has been reported that the Midlands based side were looking to make a £3m move to secure Diangana’s services for another season.
Mills, who now works as a commentator and pundit for various media outlets spoke exclusively to Football Insider and praised the West Brom for their attempts to seal a deal.
“It is a potential £3million loan deal, how much of the wages do they want to pay? All the wages or half the wages.
“What the bonuses involved, it’s far more complicated than people see from the outside.
“These deals are incredibly detailed, there’s an awful lot that goes into them if they can get a deal in place, yeah, of course, it makes perfect business sense.”
West Brom have not won a single league game through Diangana’s absence, last beating Birmingham City on 14th December.
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West Brom’s poor form whilst Diangana has been ruled out is no coincidence. The youngster has played a key part in everything good about the Baggies this term and his partnership with Matheus Pereira has been exciting and brilliant to watch.
A loan deal would be superb for West Brom to agree, but West Ham may want him back this summer as they look to rebuild under David Moyes.
Diangana did have a shot in the Hammers first team last season, but he struggled, however, his loan spell with West Brom has seen his future now look promising at the London stadium.
With just ten days left in the transfer market, Bilic needs to conclude any deals and agreements – and then get his season back on track…