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Fulham complete signing of Issa Diop from West Ham for £15m with defender signing five-year contract

Fulham bolster their back-line as they complete £15m signing of Issa Diop from West Ham – with French defender signing five-year contract at Craven Cottage

  • Fulham have finalised the signing of defender Issa Diop from West Ham United
  • Diop joins Fulham for a fee of £15million and has signed a five-year contract 
  • The centre back expressed his delight at joining Fulham and is eager to impress 

Fulham have completed the signing of defender Issa Diop from West Ham for £15million.

As reported by Fulham’s official website, the centre back has signed a five-year contract at Craven Cottage. 

Diop told FFCtv: ‘I’m very happy, very happy to join Fulham. I hope it’s going to be a very good chapter of my career.  

Fulham have signed French defender Issa Diop from West Ham for a fee of £15million 

‘It’s all official now, so I’m happy. I just want to train with the team now, and let’s get to work.’

Fulham co-owner Tony Khan added: ‘I’m very excited that we’ve brought Issa Diop to Fulham.

‘Issa is a talented and imposing defender whom we’ve pursued for a long time, and his experience and formidable presence will be important to our squad in this Premier League season and for us to build a bright future in the years ahead!

‘Come on Fulham!’ 

Diop expressed his delight at joining Fulham and is eager to make an impact for his new club

Diop expressed his delight at joining Fulham and is eager to make an impact for his new club

Diop signed for West Ham from Toulouse in 2018 and made 121 appearances for the club

Diop signed for West Ham from Toulouse in 2018 and made 121 appearances for the club 

West Ham boss David Moyes revealed that the French centre back had not made himself available for recent games amid ongoing talks over a move away despite the Hammers desperately needing cover in defence.

Moyes has been eager to bring in another centre back with new signing Nayef Aguerd out for a couple of months while Craig Dawson has picked up a thigh strain and Angelo Ogbonna is still recovering from his cruciate injury. 

Diop joined West Ham from Toulouse in 2018 and made 121 appearances for the club. 

In addition to Diop, Fulham have also signed Joao Palhinha, Andreas Pereira, Kevin Mbabu and Bernd Leno on permanent deals this summer, while Manor Solomon and Shane Duffy have joined on loan.  

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