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Sport My Take: The Diafra Sakho Situation

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

Will Mamadou Sakho Ever Play For Liverpool Again?

  Will Mamadou Sakho Ever Play For Liverpool Again? What a difference a year makes! Not too long ago he was the rock in Liverpool’s defence but now Mamadou Sakho now sees himself completely exiled from the first team with seemingly no way back but with four clean sheets in his six games with Crystal Palace, fans are left wondering why Sakho isn’t in this poor defensive Liverpool team. Many are calling for his return to Liverpool, but will that ever happen? Near the tail end of last season, Sakho was in the heart of Liverpool’s defence, putting in one world class performance after another. A clear fans’ favorite, everything was going so well. We all remember that interview after the amazing comeback against Borussia Dortmund. Sakho thanked the fans and dedicated the victory to “Liverpool country”. But then it happened. On April 23rd, UEFA announced that they would be investigating Sakho for violating an anti-doping rule. Liverpool decided while the investigation was going on that Sakho would not be available for team selection. After testing positive for a fat-burner, UEFA banned Sakho for 30 days from all European football, which FIFA extended to cover all world football. Everything started to go downhill from there. Sakho missed the Europa League final, in which many fans blame his absence for the loss. Also, because of the ban, France did not call him up for the Euros. He missed out on the chance to play in a European final with Liverpool and in a major international competition for his country, which they were hosting.

SLAVEN BILIC has confirmed Diafra Sakho tried to leave West Ham in the summer. The email address you have provided is taken . Click here to sign in. First name.

Diafra Sakho was on the bench for West Ham's Carabao Cup defeat at Arsenal. Afterwards, the 27-year-old striker said he no longer wanted to play and wanted to go home but was persuaded to stay and take his place among the substitutes.

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.

Roma join race to sign Mamadou Sakho

  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.

Diafra Sakho did not feature for West Ham against Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images). Andy Carroll, take a bow – in fact, make that three. That is why the Sakho situation is such a cause for concern.

DIAFRA SAKHO has revealed his torment at having to leave behind his two-year-old daughter in France to come to London to support his entire family, ensuring none of them ever has to go hungry again. We are still both adapting – both her and me – to the situation .

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.

Carroll to miss Everton clash

  Carroll to miss Everton clash Andy Carroll will miss West Ham's clash with Everton after suffering a recurrence of a groin problem in the Hammers' draw with Sunderland.Andy Carroll will miss West Ham's clash with Everton after suffering a recurrence of a groin problem in the Hammers' draw with Sunderland.

Diafra Sakho joined Stade Rennais F.C. on 29 January 2018 for an undisclosed fee. Contents. Metz was allowed to stay within L1 as a special due to its catastrophic situation in the year following the war.

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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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Mamadou Sakho injury not as bad as first feared .
Mamadou Sakho has been a revelation since his loan arrival from Liverpool during the January transfer window, helping solidify a once-porous Crystal Palace defence. The Frenchman was an integral part of Sam Allardyce’s side that had climbed out of the relegation zone and on the verge of safety before he suffered a knee injury during the 1-0 home defeat to Tottenham. Sakho was stretchered off with what was first feared to be a severe knee ligament injury which could sideline him for a number of months but initial reports appear wide of the mark. Twitter: Mamadou Sakho did not suffer cruciate injury. Scans show bruising and strained ligaments. Stays at Palace in case fit 4 Man U on May 21. (@_pauljoyce) Paul Joyce of the Times claims that Sakho did not suffer a cruciate knee ligament injury and that scans show only bruising and strained ligaments – with no serious or long-term damage. Sakho will stay at Palace instead of returning to Liverpool for treatment as there remains faint hopes that the France international can get back to full fitness for the game against Manchester United on May 21st.

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