West Ham United star Issa Diop insists he is committed to the London club after Manchester United attempted to secure his services during the summer transfer window.
Reports in France reported that the Red Devils had offered £40m for the 22-year-old centre-back, however, the Hammers were unwilling to negotiate unless Anthony Martial was included in a possible swap deal.
The Red Devils ended up securing the services of Leicester City star Harry Maguire for £80m deal, while Diop has remained at West Ham.
And the French centre-back is adamant that he does not consider West Ham United to be a ‘springboard’ for a move to another team.
‘Whether technical, tactical, physical, I still have a large margin of progression,’ Diop said in an interview with France Football.
‘It is the performance that I will make in the match that will determine if I have the level to play with Les Bleus. It’s up to me to work. That’s how I see things.
‘All very good players go into the national team. Well, if I am very good, it will come if it should come.
‘Obviously it’s a goal, but the proof that I deserve to reach it, it’s me who must give it.
‘West Ham, for me, it was not and is still not a springboard to go elsewhere, it’s the club where I want to try to become the best defender I can be, compared to my qualities.’