Everton's Issa Diop mistake becomes clear, West Ham reportedly demand £75m

Marco Silva, Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Everton reportedly wanted Issa Diop before he joined West Ham United - now the Premier League starlet is wanted by Manchester United, PSG and Barcelona.

Yerry Mina of Everton during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 11, 2018 in London, England.

A year ago, Everton completed the £28 million signing of Yerry Mina in the hope that the former Barcelona defender would evolve into one of the best defenders in Europe during his time at Goodison Park.

But while Mina’s debut season on Merseyside hardly went to plan, thanks to a series of injuries and some worryingly shaky displays, The Toffees could be left ruing their failure to sign another highly-rated young centre-back instead of the Colombian international.

According to The Mirror, Issa Diop turned down Everton before joining Premier League rivals West Ham United last summer for £22 million.

 

And while Mina is attempting to rebuild his reputation after a damaging 12 months, Diop’s status and price-tag seemingly knows no bounds.

According to Sky, PSG and Barcelona have expressed an interest in the former Toulouse skipper after a hugely promising campaign at the heart of West Ham’s backline.

Issa Diop of West Ham gestures during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Manchester United also believe Diop could solve their long-standing defensive issues. As a result, West Ham are demanding a staggering £75 million, according to the Independent – some £53 million more than they paid for him a year ago.

It is far too soon to write off Mina, who has had to adapt to a new league, a new culture and contend with plenty of fitness issues of late.

But he has a long way to go to match the impact Diop has made in the capital.

Issa Diop defender for West Ham reacts after a missed chance during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham Utd at White Hart Lane Stadium, London England...

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