By Mike Southey

5th Sep, 2020 | 10:00am

'Gutted, angry' - Mark Noble reacts as West Ham confirm the sale of Grady Diangana

West Ham United finally confirmed the exit of Grady Diangana on Friday evening.

The electric winger returned to West Brom where he spent last season on loan, this time signing a five-year deal at the Hawthorns.

The Irons agreed to an £18million sale with an added 20% sell-on clause, something which didn’t go down well with fans at the London Stadium.

It hasn’t gone down the Hammers squad well either, with numerous players reacting to the confirmed news of Diangana leaving.

One of the strongest was from captain, Mark Noble, who made his feelings very clear on his personal Twitter account.

“As captain of this football club I’m gutted, angry and sad that Grady has left, great kid with a great future,” he wrote.

 

This is one of the strongest reactions we have ever seen, and it is clear how highly-rated the 22-year-old was at the London Stadium.

Jack Wilshere also reacted to the news, claiming that Diangana will now be at a club that at least respects him – a real statement to make.

Diangana has been superb in pre-season under David Moyes and caught the eye massively in training and warm-up games.

The winger claimed two assists in the big win over Ipswich which led to Sebastien Haller claiming he can’t wait to feature alongside the winger.

His eight goals and six assists in 30 appearances were vital in West Brom earning promotion, and more than enough to prove he deserved a chance with the Irons.

The Hammers have made a real mistake with this deal, and David Gold and David Sullivan are coming under more backlash than ever – this isn’t good.

In other West Ham United news, the Irons have joined Newcastle in the race to sign this Serie A defender