Grady Diangana will require reassurances should Chris Wilder become West Brom boss
West Brom winger Grady Diangana fell out of favour under manager Sam Allardyce and will hope his successor gives him regular playing opportunities.
The 23-year-old joined the Baggies permanently from West Ham United for £18million [BBC] last summer after helping them secure Premier League promotion, but he spent more time on the bench than on the pitch after Big Sam replaced Slaven Bilic.
Chris Wilder has been widely tipped to become West Brom’s next boss, and according to The Athletic, Diangana will require reassurances over game time if he is to remain at the Hawthorns.
He needs to prove himself
The attacking midfielder started 15 Premier League games in 2020-21, coming off the bench five times.
He weighed in with just one goal and did not do enough to earn a spot in Allardyce’s XI.
We know Diangana has the potential to become one of the best wingers in the land, but he needs to consistently deliver in front of goal going forward.
Wilder’s famous 3-4-1-2 system leaves no room for orthodox wingers like Diangana, but the former Sheffield United boss could be flexible when choosing a formation to suit his squad at West Brom if he joins.
The England youth international scored eight goals and assisted another six in 30 Championship appearances in 2019-20, and he should not have a problem hitting the ground running next season.
West Brom will hope he can play a huge role in helping them secure instant promotion, and we would not be surprised if that happens.
However, can Diangana prove himself in the top-flight if we return next summer? Time will tell, but he needs to convince the next manager of his quality first.
In other West Brom news, the Baggies want to sign a defender who’s set to play at the Euros.