Bordeaux & Lazio Eyeing Diafra Sakho as Striker Considers West Ham Future

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West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho is reportedly considering his future at the club after the summer arrivals of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic have left the Senegalese international further down the pecking order at the London Stadium.

The news comes from France Football, with suggestions that Bordeaux and Lazio are monitoring the situation and could come forward with an offer before the transfer deadline next week.


Sakho has had to make do with a substitute role in each of West Ham's opening two Premier League games of 2017/18, with competition for places only set to grow when Andy Carroll returns to fitness in the coming weeks. Andre Ayew is also battling for an attacking place.

Unfortunately for Sakho, injuries have prevented him from ever repeating the kind of early form he showed in his first few months at the club in the summer/autumn of 2014.

Having joined from Metz at a bargain price, the striker proceeded to score four times in his first four starts in a West Ham shirt, breaking a 26-year-old club record. His form dipped, though, and he had only managed 10 league goals in total by the time the 2014/15 season drew to a close.

Sakho has scored only six Premier League goals in the two years since that debut campaign, with injury cruelly restricting the player to just four league appearances last season.

A change of scenery may be exactly what he needs to get his career back on track, although West Ham may be reluctant to let him leave if it leaves the squad too thin, especially with Carroll always a fitness worry and neither Ayew nor Arnautovic out and out 'strikers'.