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West Ham United sign defender Diop from Toulouse

PUBLISHED: 18:12 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:22 19 June 2018

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini (pic David Davies/PA)

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini (pic David Davies/PA)

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West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has made his second signing of the summer with defender Issa Diop joining the club from French side Toulouse for an undisclosed fee.

Issa Diop of West HamIssa Diop of West Ham

The Hammers had to beat off interest from Premier League rivals Fulham and Everton to pen a deal with the 21-year-old prospect and have signed him to a five-year-deal.

The French defender has been capped at U21 level and was considered a leader at Toulouse where he has helped them to stay in the top flight of French football.

“I am very happy to sign for such a historic, English club, and I hope to show my best here,” Diop said.

“I am a very ambitious player and West Ham is a very ambitious club, as we’ve seen with the appointment of the new coach.

“I hope to help the team win lots of games and make the fans happy.”

West Ham United Director of Football Mario Husillos added: “Issa is a player with fantastic potential who has already shown great quality at such a young age.

“It is a measure of his character and maturity that he was named captain of Toulouse at just 20 years of age, having already established himself in their team as a teenager.

“He has represented France at every youth level up to Under-21 and we believe that he is now ready to make the next step in his career by moving to the Premier League with West Ham United.

“There were many other big clubs interested in signing Issa and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us. “We look forward to hopefully seeing him make a big impact next season.”

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