The West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern are expecting a bit of a clear-out in January. David Moyes has really left his mark on his new team so far, but with a number of players failing to impress this season, a few departures seem inevitable come January.
One player that a few of the fans in the pub have been touting for an exit is Diafra Sakho, and at least according to the Evening Standard, that now seems like a foregone conclusion. The Evening Standard reports that Sakho is ‘certain’ to leave the club in January, having yet to make a single Premier League start so far this season.
Sakho’s time at West Ham has been marred by disappointment, with the Senegalese international failing to make the desired impact at the London Stadium.
He’s clearly a talented player, with his goalscoring, technique and pace attracting West Ham in the first place, but his lack of action this term has proven the lack of faith that the management has had in him, and that looks unlikely to change under David Moyes.
With other, more efficient options available, Sakho’s time has almost certainly come, and West Ham will be keen to recoup as much of their investment as possible in January. He’s rated at £9 million by Transfer Markt, and so he’d fetch a decent sum for the Hammers.
It’s a shame that it hasn’t worked out for him, but at this point, a departure makes sense for all parties.
Sakho clearly wanted to move on over the summer, and whilst he didn’t get his wish then, West Ham appear to be on the same page now, and so a move seems very likely.
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