West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere has opened up on the sale of Irons talent Grady Diangana.
The young winger was sold to West Brom for £18million in the summer, much to the shock of the entire Hammers squad.
Both Wilshere and Mark Noble spoke out publically about the sale, claiming the club had made a massive mistake letting him go.
Wilshere admitted the entire squad were shocked after Diangana had returned to pre-season on fire in games and training.
“We were all frustrated,” he told the Times.
“He came back in pre-season and he was on fire. The lads were talking about him in training and really excited about him being part of the team and then, all of a sudden, he came in and said he’s leaving and we were like ‘what?!’ We couldn’t really believe it.”
Diangana was phenomenal in pre-season, scoring and assisting numerous goals but that didn’t stop the club from letting him go.
The 22-year-old scored his first Premier League goal for West Brom against Everton last week and highlighted the mistake his former club made.
Many former players and pundits have slammed the Irons for their decision, claiming Diangana should have been in east London this season.
Trevor Sinclair wrote on his personal Twitter account, mocking the Hammers for their decision to sell the winger.
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