Issa Diop joined West Ham United from Toulouse during the summer transfer window, with the defender signing a five-year contract at the London Stadium.
Just 21, Diop will have his ups and downs as he settles into Premier League football.
The France Under-21 international was in impressive form against Everton at the weekend, however, as West Ham recorded a 3-1 win at Goodison Park.
At 6ft 4in, Diop relishes the physical battle, and he also has an impressive turn of speed for a tall man, which will stand him in good stead in the Premier League.
Everton did create chances against West Ham, and might have taken something from the match had Cenk Tosun been able to take a couple of his opportunities.
Diop left a positive impression with his performance at the heart of the West Ham defence, however, and the London club’s fans will be hoping for many more displays of that ilk.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s supporters can be seen below:
He’s getting better and better
— D.C. Irons (@DC_Irons) September 18, 2018
Yep, I’ve been impressed by him and the General as individuals. 👏Once the team settles into top gear, with the quality of these, Ogbonna, Reid to come back, not to mention Rice and Oxford, things look exceptionally strong at CB! 💪⚽️#COYI!
— Dave Blax (@miniblax) September 18, 2018
Bags of potential
— ManLikeDiop (@DiopLike) September 18, 2018
ABSOLUTE MONSTER ⚒⚒⚒🙌🏻
— DAK (@domking98) September 18, 2018
Great result for the ⚒today , hope this now kicks starts the season , thought forwards were v good but for me Diop was solid #WHUFC
— Andy Morgan (@Morgan1975Andy) September 16, 2018
Diop is a beast, centre back pairing coming together very nicely #EVEWHU
— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) September 16, 2018