After another rumoured falling out with the manager, Slaven Bilic, Diafra Sakho’s future at West Ham has come under fire yet again with many Hammers fans having enough of him.
The Senegalese international signed in summer 2014 under Sam Allardyce and was an instant success, making a great partnership with another new signing at the time, Enner Valencia. However, since then his West Ham career has gone downhill due to various injuries and attitude problems.
Sakho has bagged 20 goals in 53 appearances for West Ham which is a decent record considering his fitness problems, he is more than just goals, however, on his day, he is a workhorse who will chase down anything in West Ham’s final third.
However, only 53 appearances in all competitions since August 2014 is pretty bad considering the infamously injury-prone Andy Carroll has got 69 appearances since then, 16 more than Sakho.
As well as injuries, Diafra Sakho has also had attitude problems at West Ham with instances at training before West Ham’s 3-3 draw at home to Arsenal last season, where he threw a strop in training at the fact Andy Carroll was starting over him, Carroll went on to score a hat-trick. It was reported that he had a bust-up with Slaven Bilic recently then proceeded to refuse to travel with the squad to Sunderland, however, these reports were played down by @ExWHUemployee on Twitter and by Slaven Bilic himself.
Twitter: The situation with Sakho has been resolved following a meeting. He is in line to feature against Everton (@ExWHUemployee)
In my opinion, it’s time for Diafra Sakho to leave West Ham and there are many reasons why.
Firstly, he is injury prone. Considering West Ham already have an injury prone striker in Andy Carroll who is more worthy of staying at West Ham than Sakho, it would be silly to keep him.
Secondly, his attitude isn’t good enough. Although his attitude improves at times when something small doesn’t go his way he always has a downturn in performances during matches and in training and do West Ham need another bad apple in the dressing room like Payet?
Lastly, is he even good enough? Don’t get me wrong, on his day, Sakho is easily West Ham’s best striker, but, he isn’t on his day that often so maybe selling him is the best option.