Back in the summer of 2012, West Ham completed the signing of Mohamed Diame after the midfielder left Wigan Athletic on a free transfer.
Ever since it was revealed that Diame had turned down a new contract offer with Wigan and he would be moving on to another club, the Senegalese star became a popular man, with clubs like Liverpool and Tottenham linked with his signature.
West Ham eventually won the race for Diame and he has since proved to be one of Sam Allardyce's best signings during his West Ham tenure.
The 26-year-old made his debut in a 1-0 win against Aston Villa, and shortly followed that up with his first Hammers goal in a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.
He continued to impress for big Sam's boys and soon produced a world class man-of-the-match performance against Chelsea, in a game where he dominated the midfield against the likes of Juan Mata, John Obi Mikel and Eden Hazard and even grabbed himself a goal as West Ham shocked the Blues 3-1.
West Ham's number 21 was soon linked with Tottenham and comparisons were made with him and Manchester City star Yaya Toure.
Diame's stunning first season in London closed with him netting against Manchester United and earning plaudits from the whole of the Premier League.
So far this season, he has featured in ten of West Ham's opening games in all competitions and has picked himself up from where he left off last year.
He is a player that can pass the ball as well as tackle. He uses strength and pace and can play as an attacking midfielder or defensive midfielder.
And if he has yet another brilliant year at West Ham, expect a big club to sign him very soon.
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