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West Ham signing Brighton’s March would do nothing to ease Diangana frustrations

Plenty of West Ham United fans will have found this transfer window highly frustrating, with Tomas Soucek joining permanently from Slavia Prague still their only completed move so far.

However, it is the sale of Grady Diangana to West Bromwich Albion which unleashed the wrath of Hammers, as signified by the fact they got #GSBOUT as the top trend on Twitter after it was announced.

As well as looking to strengthen the side, it is likely those within West Ham will also be hoping to ease some of the fury being aimed towards them when bringing in any new players.

Is life under Gold and Sullivan really that bad? Maybe this quiz will change your minds, West Ham fans…

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90min have reported that the Hammers are leading the way in the pursuit of Brighton & Hove Albion winger Solly March, with Everton, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers also looking to bring him in.

There may be competition for his signature, but that doesn’t change the fact that March would be a massively underwhelming signing for the Hammers, considering the talent they just sold.

The 26-year-old March made 11 league starts and eight substitute appearances for the Seagulls last term, managing just one assist in that time and failing to record a single goal.

Meanwhile, 22-year-old Diangana, who helped West Brom get promoted while on loan, made 23 league starts and seven substitute appearances, scoring eight goals and providing six assists.

Would signing March make you feel any better about losing Diangana?

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West Ham fans will have been looking for ambition in this window, especially after the disappointment that last season turned out to be, as the Hammers stayed up by a mere five points, finishing 16th in the table.

Signing somebody who played fairly sporadically for the team that finished one place higher gets nowhere near completing the brief of showing intent to move the club forward.

If a move is completed, there is, of course, a chance that things could eventually turn out well for March on the pitch. However, in the short-term, this really doesn’t feel like the sort of move that will appease the fans’ simmering frustrations.

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