West Ham chairman confirms Diame release clause

The Hammers co-chairman has taken to Twitter to announce that the Senegal midfielder, who joined on a three-year deal in June, could soon leave the club on the cheap
West Ham co-chairman David Gold has confirmed midfielder Mohamed Diame has a release clause in his contract that could see him leave the club in January.

The Senegal international joined the Hammers from Wigan on a free transfer at the start of the season and has amassed two goals and 15 appearances since.

Diame’s impressive start to the season has reportedly led to significant interest from a host of outside clubs.

The 25-year-old signed a three-year contract with West Ham in June but the club’s chairman has now taken to Twitter to reveal the midfielder has a release clause which could see him leave the club.

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“Diame does have a release clause in his three year contract. He joined us from Wigan on a free transfer,” Gold tweeted.

Reports have previously suggested that rival clubs are prepared to pay £6 million for the Senegal midfielder, but the size of the release clause has not been revealed by the Hammers.

The club were expected to enter talks about a new contract with the player’s agent this week, but Diame is believed to be in no rush to sign a deal.

Diame scored five goals in 96 appearances for Wigan before leaving the club this summer and also has 15 international caps to his name.