Having been asked a question on what their thoughts about Diafra Sakho were, it seems a number of West Ham United fans had a varied response.
💭 Thoughts on Diafra Sakho's time at #WHUFC?
— COYIrons (@COYIrons_com) March 21, 2020
COYIrons asked their followers on Twitter about their ex-forward and it appeared to get a number of them talking about the 30-year-old.
Indeed, the former Senegal international appeared to have a decent start to life with The Hammers, as he managed to bag himself 12 goals in his debut campaign across all competitions (per TransferMarkt). However, things then started to go downhill for him, there on after.
Sakho only managed to bag another 12 goals over the next two seasons as he recorded a total of 24 in his 71 appearances across the Premier League, domestic cup competitions and the Europa League for the Irons (as per TransferMarkt).
With those figures in mind, perhaps it is easy to understand why fans had felt the now-free agent had some untapped potential and that he was arguably a great player for them. One even suggested that the forward had been the best they have had leading the line since Dean Ashton – a man who notched up 19 goals in 56 appearances for the club (per TransferMarkt).
Nonetheless, some did not quite forget his off-field antics, with the forward leaving a £200,000 car at the training ground when he departed the London Stadium outfit for Rennes (per The Daily Mail).
Here’s what just a few of the West Ham faithful had to say about the African forward…
Loved him, massively under used
— RichB (@RichB321) March 21, 2020
Was very dangerous, linked up well with others & scored plenty of goals!
Surprised his success didn’t start us scouting in France & it’s lower League far more heavily & also think he could’ve been great for us had his mindset been more focused
— Steven McCarthy (@StevenMcCarthy9) March 21, 2020
A great player on his day. A great shame that had problems
— David G. (@DavidGoodall12) March 21, 2020
Great striker for us but seemed to have a awful attitude
— jamie mansfield (@jamie100580) March 21, 2020
Best striker I’ve seen in the colours
— J O R D ∆ NИ. (@Jordane2k17) March 21, 2020
— AABCoyi (@AabCoyi) March 21, 2020
Capable of scoring all types of goals, ran the channels superbly. The best since Ashton for me.
— Jamie M (@ElMadgeDiouf) March 21, 2020
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