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Issa Diop
Issa Diop
Personal information
Full name Issa Laye Lucas Jean Diop
Date of birth 9 January 1997 (1997-01-09) (age 23)
Place of birth    Toulouse, Flag of France France
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club England West Ham United
Number TBA
Youth clubs
2004–2006
2006–2015
Flag of France Balma SC
Flag of France Toulouse
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2014–2015
2015–2018
2018–
Flag of France Toulouse B
Flag of France Toulouse
England West Ham United
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085 00(6)
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National team
2013
2013
2015
2015–2016
2017
2016–
Flag of France France U16
Flag of France France U17
Flag of France France U18
Flag of France France U19
Flag of France France U20
Flag of France France U21
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0000(0)
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020 00(3)
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Issa Laye Lucas Jean Diop (born 9 January 1997) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League side West Ham United.

Club career

Toulouse

Diop is a youth exponent from Toulouse. He made his Ligue 1 debut on 28 November 2015 against Nice playing the full game. He scored his first goal in his second appearance on 2 December 2015, contributing to his club's 3–0 win away to fellow relegation strugglers Troyes.

West Ham United

On 19 June 2018, Premier League club West Ham United confirmed the signing of Diop from Toulouse. The fee was not disclosed but was announced as a club record, beating the previous record of £20 million set in July 2017 with the signing of Marko Arnautović.

International career

Diop has been a youth international for France at every level, currently playing for France U21s. He is also eligible to play for Morocco through his mother and for Senegal through his father.

Career statistics

Club

As of 17 March 2018
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toulouse 2015–16 2111010231
2016–17 3021000312
2017–18 2622030312
Career total 77540400000855

Personal life

Diop's grandfather, Labysse Diop, was the first Senegalese footballer in Ligue 1.

Honours

International

Individual

External links

West Ham United FC logo 2016
West Ham United F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Fabiański · 2 Reid · 3 Cresswell · 4 Balbuena · 5 Zabaleta · 7 Arnautović · 8 Anderson · 9 Carroll · 10 Lanzini · 11 Snodgrass · 13 Adrián · 14 Obiang · 15 Sánchez · 16 Noble · 17 Hernández · 18 Nasri · 19 Wilshere · 20 Yarmolenko · 21 Ogbonna · 23 Diop · 24 Fredericks · 26 Masuaku · 27 Pérez · 30 Antonio · 32 Silva · 37 Holland · 41 Rice · 45 Diangana · 53 Johnson · 54 Coventry ·

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