Date: 17th May 2021 at 6:50pm
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West Bromwich Albion journalist and podcaster Adrian Goldberg has been sharing his thoughts on Baggies winger Grady Diangana following their recent 2-1 defeat against Liverpool in

This comes after Goldberg co-hosted a recent episode of Baggies-themed podcast The Liquidator where he spoke about a range of topics concerning ’s side, including their defeat on the weekend.

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On the subject of Diangana, who started the game against the Merseyside club, Goldberg had this to say about the winger’s display during the match. (6.08)

He said: “Diangana – the politest thing you can say is that he may have been a bit ring rusty not having started a first-team match for several months, but I thought he was desperate, quite honestly.

“He looked, to me, like a youth player playing in a men’s game. He looked completely out of place to me in a Premier League match. I’m not writing him off and I’ve been keen to stress that every time I’ve mentioned his name this season because I think he has got talent, but he looked way off the mark for me against Liverpool.”

originally signed Diangana back in August 2019 from West Ham United on a loan before signing him on a permanent deal for a fee of £12.15 million in September last year.

Overall, the 23-year-old, who is currently valued at £10.8 million, has made 50 appearances for the Baggies in which he has managed to score nine goals and provide seven assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Adrian Goldberg’s comments on Diangana…

Given how Diangana only managed to earn himself a fairly underwhelming match rating of 6.49/10 for his efforts against Liverpool before being substituted off during the second half, it’s understandable why Goldberg wasn’t particularly impressed by what he saw from the Englishman on this occasion.

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However, with Diangana having only made two cameo appearances for West Brom in the league since January prior to the Liverpool clash, it’s also understandable why Goldberg pointed to the fact that Diangana’s lack of playing time in recent months could have been a fact in this latest performance.

In our view, with West Brom already relegated and set to play another season in , Diangana will undoubtedly be hoping that he will get sufficient playing time next season or else he could end up regretting his decision to leave West Ham for the Baggies.

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