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West Brom boss is happy keeping hold of Diangana

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic is happy to keep hold of on-loan West Ham winger Grady Diangana.

Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini stated yesterday there were no plans to recall Diangana from the Hawthorns.

And Bilic also feels it is in Diangana's best interests for him to stay with Albion.

"Of course – Pellegrini is a great manager, he's done everything," Bilic said when asked if he was pleased to hear Pellegrini's comments.

"But I really think that for us, for West Ham and for Grady, it'll best for him to stay and to grow up as a player.

"Grady is nowhere near the finished article. He's a young player who is enjoying it.

"It's his first season where he's an important part of the team that is fighting for something.

"I'm not only talking about the pressure and everything, it's also off the pitch. It's great for him. He's on a great path, he's enjoying every game.

"He's raising his game, he's growing and it would, for me, not be good for him and also for West Ham long term – and for us, of course – to stop that process."

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