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AWOL Sakho could face hefty £54,000 fine

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Exclusive By Sean Whetstone


Diafra Sakho could be fined two weeks wages for travelling to France today without the club’s permission.

Today was a normal training day at Rush Green and assuming Sakho is in France as widely reported he will be most likely to face the maximum fine of two weeks wages costing him £54,000.

Early reports from Sky have suggested he has passed a medical with Rennes together with a photo which appeared to resemble a hospital ahead of a potential £9m move with later reports – confirmed by CandH – that Crystal Palace have come in with a fresh £10m bid.

However, as reported earlier by ClaretandHugh and confirmed by David Sullivan and David Gold to us exclusively the club has no intention of selling Diafra Sakho and have rejected all bids and enquiries to date.

And other club sources say no permission has been given for Sakho to speak to other clubs and he would be in breach of his contract to travel to France without permission.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

15 comments on “AWOL Sakho could face hefty £54,000 fine

  1. He doesn’t want to play for us. His attitude hasn’t changed from last year so as that’s the case, sell him and take the money.

  2. £54K Wow that will put the fear of God up him.

  3. Sorry Sean. Don’t know if I’ve misunderstood the earlier article, but how can he be fined when there is no club rule forbidding him travelling to France?

  4. Get rid of him, he has shown he cares nothing for our club.

  5. I agree. And throw Toni Martinez into the first team squad.

  6. Its just one drama after another at the min ..he,s out of order after the time we spent getting him fit again.. Least he could do is score a few goals for us

    • From the bench kip 😉
      Doubt he will start a game again ! Bilic don’t want him ,sully does ??
      He needs moving on , its now a changing room problem as well , can’t see him staying !
      D,day tomorrow ! The last thing this team needs is a bad vibe environment ! He’s got to go 😉

  7. Stick him in the tombola boogy 😂 all must go tomorrow lol!
    Its a mess !!

  8. You Rovers Return gossips make it a mess.You’d be lost without creating drama.

    • Move on miss Greer’, women’s page next level up ! Hugh won’t have it you know ?
      Move on love !😘

  9. I thought he looked slow against Cheltenham. Also thought there was a suspicion of that ‘look at me not celebrating ‘ pose stroppy players do. But I was trying to tell myself he just thought it would not look very cool making a big thing about scoring at Cheltenham! Makes more sense now.

    A few clubs seem to be trying out a policy of standing up to ‘wantaway’ players. I think we have got a bit too much on our plate to have a misery stinking the place out, but as i assume it is too late to bring somebody else in then maybe leaving him to stew is the best we can hope for. Make him train with the kids- the Allardyce treatment ( & tell one or two to give him a kick).

  10. Football has got to change, a contract is meaningless now a days. If a player wants to go what can a club do. Yes a long contract means he worth more but with the fees clubs are willing to pay then club’s feel they can’t turn it down. By tomorrow night will Coutinho, Costa, Sanchez and Van Dijk still be with their present club, almost certainly not. Football isn’t about clubs, players and supporters its now just money, money, money. Look at what percentage of income attendance money is now, teams could almost operate with empty stadiums and it wouldn’t harm their turnover. My Dad would turn in his grave.

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