'West Ham sold my best friend' - Hammers star speaks out on deadline day deal

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West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has been discussing his close bond with Mohamed Diame.

West Ham come up against Hull City this weekend, with the fixture bringing about an instant reunion for Mohamed Diame with his former teammates.

Diame was sold on deadline day after making clear his intentions to move after Hull met his release clause. 

His involvement in African Cup of Nations qualifying for Senegal just yesterday afternoon could actually mean he does not start the contest.

One Hammers star who will be particularly glad to see him either way is goalkeeper Adrian, who has revealed his close friendship with the midfielder.

He told West Ham's website: "It's hard for me because Mo Diame was my best friend last season. I know him as a friend.

I think he is a good player, but he decided to leave. Players come and go, this is the life of a footballer.

"I hope all the best for him, but I hope we get the three points against Hull more."

Diame had spent two seasons at West Ham, but sounded glad to have left the club when speaking to SkySports at the weekend.

"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."

His quotes indicated that he was unhappy at the Hammers for a while, and his eye was never really on a long-term stay.

If Adrian is as close to Diame as he claims, seeing the midfielder move on will disappoint him, but it certainly should not surprise him.

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