Reported by football.london
Just six weeks after making his West Ham first team bow in the Carabao Cup against Macclesfield Town, Grady Diangana has been rewarded with his first international call up.
The 20-year-old has been selected by the England U20s setup for their friendly against Germany in Colchester on November 19 and joins former U23 teammate Nathan Trott in the squad.
Diangana scored twice on his debut in the 8-0 League Cup tanking of Macclesfield and has transferred that form to the Premier League, where he has made appearances in the last four games and started two of them.
Diangana started the 1-1 draw with Leicester City and bagged his first Premier League assist in the 4-2 victory over Burnley last weekend, laying on the ball for Felipe Anderson to score the Hammers fourth goal and was wiped out by James Tarkowski in the process.
The academy graduate was also on the radar of the international squad for DR Congo, who club teammate Arthur Masuaku represents, but the English FA have also been keeping tabs on Diangana and have stolen a march on the African country, where the player was born.
Diangana moved to London at the age of four but after witnessing Diangana’s displays against Leicester and the Carabao Cup game against Spurs, the Three Lions made their move.
Grady Diangana of West Ham United looks on (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Congo wanted to hand Diangana a senior call up but the Three Lions have