Published date: Saturday 5 September 2020 8:10
West Ham captain Mark Noble and Jack Wilshere have expressed their anger at the departure of teammate Grady Diangana to West Bromwich Albion.
The newly promoted West Brom has completed the permanent signing of the Diangana Pavilion in a five-year deal, and Noble and Wilshere made their feelings clear on social media.
As a captain of this football club, I am angry and sad that Grady is gone, a great kid with a great future !!!!! https://t.co/oNPPEp8Pt6
– Mark Noble (@ Noble16Mark) 4 September 2020
Noble’s tweet wrote: “As captain of this soccer team, I am angry and sad that my grasshoppers are gone, a great kid with a great future !!!!!”
Wilshere responded by posting a comment on Diangana’s Instagram page saying, “Go and do what you want in a club that respects you. A great player with a big future.”
Diangana has scored eight goals in 30 appearances for Baggies and the England U-21 international is eager to make his mark in the First Division.
He said, “I know I can do more for the game and the team.”
“I’m still young and last year was like my first season in soccer. I feel like I’m only getting better.
“And I believe in the style of football that we play under Slavin (West Promicino coach) (Pelic). I think we will qualify for the next challenge because if you can’t keep the ball in the Premier League it will be difficult.
“We have the quality to do that and to compete, and if we go with the ambition to do well rather than just survive, then we can exceed some people’s expectations.”