West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed he believes it’s better for attacker Grady Diangana to see out the rest of the season on loan with West Brom.
The 21-year-old left the Hammers on a season-long loan in the summer and has made quite the impact at his temporary side West Brom.
His four goals and five assists in the league so far have helped the Baggies move to the top of the Championship table, with the left-winger playing a pivotal role and looking full of confidence.
Sky Sports have previously reported that West Ham are considering recalling the youngster, as they have the option to bring him back to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
But it looks like Pellegrini is delighted with his progress in the Midlands and would rather Diangana continues improving his game for the rest of the season with West Brom.
“I think that Grady is doing what we wanted for him, same as Josh Cullen. He’s a player without any doubt will be part of West Ham in the future,” Pellegrini said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“I trust a lot in Grady and I think it was better for him to go and play 40 games this season and be ready for next season, than play here just some games. I think he must finish his season where he is.”
Pellegrini is delighted with how Diangana is developing and it’s a big positive for the player that the Hammers boss has spoken about his long-term future at the club.
He should now be able to focus on impressing during the rest of the campaign and doesn’t need any January speculation about him hanging over.
The dazzling wide player is impressing in the Championship with his eye for goal and end product, something that West Ham need right now.
The temptation to recall him is understandable given his form, but it looks like West Ham will make the better decision in the long run.