New West Ham signing and France u21 International Issa Diop is a powerhouse at the back, while he is still young, he can be the rock at the back of your FM18 defence! This player report was created using our own Transfer Update, which will have updated transfers.
Name: Issa Diop
Age: 20 (09/01/1999)
Height: 194 cm
Weight: 92 kg
Position: D (C)
Value: £8.25M / €9M
Est. Cost: £25M / €27M
Diop is a new signing at West Ham so it will be hard to sign him in the first season, although he could be available on loan. As he is only considered a backup player at West Ham in the first season, he is willing to leave on a permanent or loan deal, should a Premier League level team become interested.
Diop has great heading and tackling stats, making him a real force at the back. His physical stats are excellent for a player of his age, and he can only improve on these with age. Diop also has decent passing stats for a defender, meaning he should be comfortable with playing the ball out from the back. Diop also has pretty good leadership for someone his age, and could be considered future captain material.
Diop is not very versatile and can only play in one position at the start of the game. He is also very one-footed and tends not to use his weaker left foot. His technical stats are pretty low and need to improve.
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