Diamanti Begs in Tears to Join West Ham
Livorno forward Alessandro Diamanti may well be on the way to West Ham. Livorno Director of Sport Nelso Ricci yesterday told the Corriere dello Sport that
"Diamanti literally begged us in tears to let him join West Ham. He said this is the opportunity of a lifetime. He thanked the President for having signed him from Prato in Serie C2, but now he wants to leave.
"West Ham will pay £5.5m in three years. What could [President Aldo] Spinelli do other than sell a player who no longer wants to be here? We cannot keep unhappy players. Spinelli had already improved Diamanti’s contract to match the higher earners, like [Cristiano] Lucarelli."