19 Mar 1998
An exciting player who joined West Ham United at the age of 12, Grady Diangana can play in a variety of positions across the forward line.
The right-sided attacker was an influential member of the U23 side which won promotion to Premier League 2 Division 1 in 2016/17, featuring 15 times in total and scoring once.
A member of Terry Westley's squad since the 2014/15 season Diangana, who models his game on the Brazilian great Ronaldinho, will hope to force his way into the first-team set up before too long.
Appeared in five of the U23s' opening six Premier League 2 Division 1 fixtures, scoring in the 5-2 home win over Swansea City on 27 August 2017...Appeared as a second-half substitute in the 3-2 Checkatrade Trophy group-stage win at Swindon Town on 15 August 2017.
Named on the substitutes' bench for the UEFA Europa League Play-Off round second leg defeat by Romanian side Astra Giurgiu at London Stadium on 25 August 2016 - his maiden first-team involvement...Was a regular member of Terry Westley's promotion-winning U23 side, featuring 15 times in Premier League 2 Division 2, including a start in the Play-Off semi-final victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers...Scored his only goal of the season in a 2-1 defeat at Blackburn rovers on 3 February 2017...Added assists in the victory at home to Newcastle United in August 2016 and in the regular season-ending 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on 24 April 2017...Appeared as a substitute in the promotion-clinching Premier League 2 Play-Off final win at Newcastle United on 16 May 2017.
Established himself as a key player for the U18s as the youth team finished fourth in that finished fourth in the U18 Premier League South Division, qualifying for Second League Stage Group 1...Appeared as a substitute in the 4-3 Premier League 2 defeat at Blackburn Rovers on 14 September 2015 - his first U21 appearance of the season...Scored his first goal of the season in a 2-0 U18 Premier League win over Southampton on 26 September 2015...Added further goals against Brighton and Fulham in October 2015...Netted an U18 hat-trick in a 4-3 defeat by Norwich City in November 2015...Scored his first Development Squad goal on 10 February 2016 in a 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City...Totaled eight U21 Premier League appearances, scoring once and assisting twice more...Appeared in both legs of the U21 Premier League Cup final win over Hull City, starting the second leg at the KC Stadium on 4 May 2016...Signed his first professional contract with West Ham United on 14 May 2016.
Netted his maiden competitive goal at U18 level in the opening-day 3-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion on 16 August 2014...Scored his side's second goal in the 4-0 Barclays U18 Premier League win at Reading on 27 September 2014...Totaled 24 appearances at U18 level...Made his Premier League 2 debut when he started the 3-1 defeat at Chelsea on 23 January 2015...Totaled six Premier League 2 appearances, three of them starts.
Originally a striker before being converted to an attacking midfielder at U15 level…Totaled five U18 Premier League appearances after making his debut at Fulham on 22 February 2014.