West Ham United chairman David Gold has taken a dig at Hull City new-boy Mohamed Diame on Twitter.
West Ham United joint-chairman has taken a dig at Mohamed Diame on Twitter after the midfielder made some disparaging remarks towards the club.
Diame left Upton Park to completed a move to Hull City on deadline day and, in his first interview since signing for the Tigers, he wasn't particularly positive about his time spent with the London club.
He said, upon his move to the KC stadium: "At West Ham I was shunted around all the different positions. I remember one time I had to play as a striker."
“That was not good for my career. I wanted to play for a club that is high in the Premier League table."
"At least with Hull I will be certain of playing in my favoured role. I should have left West Ham a long time ago, as with them I wasn't permitted to play in central midfield."
"I wasn't able to get the biggest clubs interested in me, as when they came to watch me I'd been put in a position that was not mine.
"You lose your bearings when you get shunted around all the different positions."
The comments appear to have annoyed Gold, who rather sarcastically took to Twitter to wish Diame good luck at Hull.
Daily Star – Mohamed Diame said it was always his aim to play for a team higher up the league table. Good luck at Hull Mohamed. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) September 5, 2014
Gold appears to be taking a dig at Hull's expected struggle in the Premier League this season, as they are tipped as one of the favourites for relegation.
That said, Steve Bruce's side do look quite strong after an encouraging deadline day and Diame will make an imposing midfield trio alongside Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone at the club.
Ironically, the Senegalese international could make his debut for his new club against the Hammers.
Hull take on West Ham United on September 15th, after the international break, and the ill-feeling between the two sides is sure to make it a more intriguing tie.