It has been revealed that free agent Papa Bouba Diop is close to a move to West Ham.
The midfielder was nicknamed ‘the wardrobe’ for his imposing frame during his spells in the Premier League with Fulham and Portsmouth.
The 33-year-old stands at 6ft 5in and is a powerful figure that will relish the Championship’s physical nature.
Tottenham’s Jake Livermore turned down the chance to spend a year on loan at Upton Park on Tuesday, which has led to a quick reaction from Sam Allardyce as he awaits the impending departure of Scott Parker.
Diop doesn’t only bring touch tackling in the middle of the park, but also a wealth of experience in both club and international football, featuring for Senegal in the 2002 world cup.
He spent last season with Greek club AEK Athens, however his season was interrupted by injuries but still was able to help them lift the Greek Cup.