Modibo Maiga spent just over two seasons at West Ham United, although many would be forgiven if his time at the club was not too memorable.
The Mali international joined from FC Sochaux for a fee of £5.4million when Sam Allardyce was in charge as the club looked to add some attacking threat to their ranks.
After impressing at the French outfit, he made himself an unpopular figure at the club after he was originally refused a move from the club and was criticised by his own supporters, via Metro.
He arrived at the Boleyn Ground with some expectation with the club helping to fuel the anticipation fans had following his move to the club.
Writing on their official website, West Ham built Maiga up as a player who was ‘blessed with pace and strength’, however, he failed to make a huge impression in the capital.
Maiga made just 45 appearances during his time with the Hammers, scoring just seven goals and providing six assists before departing the club on loan to Queens Park Rangers and Metz on two separate occasions.
His performances drew plenty of criticism from fans as many had become frustrated with his contributions in the claret and blue, however, Allardyce continued to defend and praise the Malian for his efforts, per Sky Sports.
Things clearly did not improve for the Mali international, as he started to become a bit of a nomadic figure and has struggled to make a real impact wherever he has gone.
He spent just a year at Al-Nassr, Al-Ittihad Kalba, Ajman Club and is now embarking on a journey with Thai outfit Buriram United.
Maiga certainly failed to live up to the hype that had been built surrounding him prior to his West Ham move as he clearly struggled to live up to expectations.
Now in Thailand, the 31-year-old’s once-promising career has certainly crashed.
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