Sport My Take: The Diafra Sakho Situation

19:20  21 april  2017
19:20  21 april  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Sakho injury could bring end to Palace loan spell - Allardyce

  Sakho injury could bring end to Palace loan spell - Allardyce Following an injury in defeat to Tottenham, Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce was keen for an update on loan star Mamadou Sakho's fitness.Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce says he is unsure whether Mamadou Sakho's loan spell from Liverpool will be forced into a premature end following an injury.

Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho became the Hammers' seventh summer 2014 signing when he arrived from FC Metz on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 14 August.

The Football Association are anxious to try and resolve the situation as quickly as possible because there is a genuine fear that West Ham could be expelled. West Ham fined over Diafra Sakho 's AFCON absence, but avoid FA Cup expulsion.

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.

Sakho injury could be cruciate damage - Allardyce

  Sakho injury could be cruciate damage - Allardyce Centre-back Mamadou Sakho requires a scan on a knee injury sustained against Tottenham on Wednesday, manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed.Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce is hoping Mamadou Sakho did not sustain cruciate ligament damage in a Premier League defeat at home to Tottenham on Wednesday.

Diafra Sakho ‏@iamdiafrasakho 20 апр. I hope the injuries are behind me now & I will continue to give 100% to the team. 365 ретвитов 1 637 отметок «Нравится». Diafra Sakho ретвитнул(а). Sal Benet ‏@salbenet1 20 сент. 2015 г. @iamdiafrasakho We Take The Handbrake Off https

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.

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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.

Sakho injury blow for Palace

  Sakho injury blow for Palace Mamadou Sakho could be out for the season after he was stretchered off during Wednesday's loss to Spurs.Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho could be out for the season after he was stretchered off during Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Spurs.

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has taken to Twitter to provide an update on Diafra Sakho 's situation . Spoke to Diafra today he's working hard on his rehab and is looking forward to resuming training.

Diafra Sakho (born 24 December 1989) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club West Ham United. He began his career in the lower divisions of French football, with Metz and on loan at Boulogne, before joining West Ham in August 2014.

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.

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Roma join race to sign Mamadou Sakho .
Since arriving from Liverpool on loan for the rest of the season at the end of the January transfer window, Mamadou Sakho has been nothing short of a revelation for the Eagles. In his seven Premier League appearances thus far, Crystal Palace have won five games (doubling their season total), lost just once, conceded just five goals and kept four clean sheets – it’s been a remarkable turnaround over the last two months. Crystal Palace are hopeful of signing him on a permanent basis, despite the loan contract not containing a purchasing option, and the Eagles will face intense competition for his signature. According to Calciomercato, AS Roma want to sign Sakho in the summer as a replacement for the Inter Milan bound Kostas Manolas and they are at the front of the queue to do so. It’s claimed that Sakho’s market value now stands at about £30m, which is in the ballpark of Palace’s club record transfer fee they shelled out to bring Christian Benteke to the club last summer.

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