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Diafra Sakho finances revealed

sakho2The financial details of Diafra Sakho’s departure from West Ham have been revealed to Claret and Hugh from a source close the agreement.

Despite reports suggesting a combined deal worth as much as £9m in the media the real combined value is much lower at just £6.1m C&H have learnt.

It was described as ‘a poor deal’ for the Hammers who received just £3.7m upfront for Sakho with a potential £2.4m in add-ons based on appearances and goals.

The Senegalese striker was initially purchased for £3.5m from Metz in 2014 which later rose to nearly £5m with add-ons.

Sakho agreed to a new deal last summer extending his contract by a further three years and adding another two-year option.

The deal saw his £30,000 per week basic wage boosted by a £30,000 bonus if he started and £15,000 for coming off the bench. The club will save at least £1.5m in wages per year after the striker’s departure to Rennes.

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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

8 comments on “Diafra Sakho finances revealed

  1. 7th highest average crowd in Europe
    7th highest income per fan in Europe
    17th richest club in the world

    Net spend on transfer in the last 2 window.- under 5 million

    it’s utterly disgusting. they need to go,

    no doubt we’ll be hearing how Sullivan worked 29 hours a day soon while achieving nothing, if so he’s clearly incompetent

  2. A good deal not a poor deal
    We have received more than we paid for a player constantly injured and with personal baggage.
    Likewise Carroll is worth no more than £5m as he too is never fit.

  3. we also are now down to one fit but terribly out of form striker at the club.

  4. We were down to that before Sakho went.

  5. What the hell is going on ?.West Brom have Sturridge and it looks like Schurrle too and we are about to start monitoring Giroud with just over a day left(a bit late in the day), Its pathetic and like most fans i fear for this club.Watford looking at Dendoncker now as the heirachy continue to drag their feet before announcing they did everything they could.Start splashing some cold,hard cash and you might just get someone instead of begging for loans on everyone.

  6. He is out & brings our net spend from summer down to £5m so just need to bring in replacement btwn Moye’s PL experience & Board willing to wait late until our creator & goal scorer got injured on top of many others. We should of planned better. Moyes has said he wants to get players who will come in & do a job till at least the end of season. Or longer.
    Which I would want to bringing players in for present & future not aging players w high wages. Bc our wage structure could become an issue. If hasn’t already.

    But we needed players w fully fit squad now we really do & sold Sakho like or jot was our most effective CF especially Alone. And now Ayew lack or not is a body of sell to Swasnsea should get Ki coming other way on 2yr deal is CDM & tidy passer can play further up to has height prefer him over schneiderlin who high wages at £20m.
    Could use Ki & Dendoncker. It take £15m & Ki for Ayew. Why just help Relegation rival these late without guaranteed replacment might as well get Ki with

  7. I don’t understand and never will, the logic of our board, They promise the sun, moon and stars. The next level, CL football, a stadium fit for a great team, quality players, And yeah, I know we have enough injuries right now to fill a small hospital. This didn’t happen overnight, We are a PL club yet we played a game a couple of weeks ago with only 6 substitutes on the bench, A Sunday morning pub team would be better organized. I am sad to say the problem will not go away until we say goodbye and thank you to the board. Maybe a season or two in the Championship will make them focus better but I doubt it.

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