Liverpool transfers: Mohamed Diame wants to join top-six club
Liverpool transfers: West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame wants to join a top-six Premier League club in summer window
Mohamed Diame has underlined his desire to join a top-six Premier League club amid reported interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.
The Senegal international has been one of the standout performers at West Ham United since sealing a move to the east London side in 2012.
However, Diame is craving a move to a club competing in European competition next season after two seasons at Upton Park.
Unfortunately, Dalglish was fired and all negotiations stopped. I told myself that God wanted it that way and that is not a reason for me to stop work. It will happen one day
“I don’t want to stop here,” Diame told French website Hat-trick.
“I still want more: Joining a club from the top six would be a dream come true.”
Diame, who scored four goals and made two assists last season, lifted the lid on his potential move to Liverpool in 2012, with the 26-year-old missing out on his dream move after Kenny Dalglish was sacked and replaced by Brendan Rodgers.
“In my head I was already in Liverpool,” Diame added.
“It was next, I told everyone that I was there. It was as if one of my greatest wishes – to wear the Liverpool shirt – had been accomplished.
“One day my agent and I went to the training centre to see Kenny Dalglish, who was the coach.
“I found myself amongst photos of (Steven) Gerrard and co, all these great players. I was proud of myself.
“I arrived in the office and Dalglish said: “I can’t guarantee you’ll play every match but we have a lot of games to play.”‘
“He talked to me about the European Cup, my benefits and the pre-season trip to America. He sold me the dream!
“Unfortunately, Dalglish was fired and all negotiations stopped. I told myself that God wanted it that way and that is not a reason for me to stop work. It will happen one day.”