West Ham are still paying a massive price for their Modibo Maiga nightmare!
The super-flop striker – who went AWOL from Metz when named as a sub for the match against Marseilles at the weekend – is facing a disciplinary hearing at the French club as a result.
But as we reported this morning Hammers officials claim there is no chance of him returning to Upton Park on the basis of him having broken his contract.
And we have discovered that Maiga’s move to Metz was of little help in offloading much of his £38k a week wages.
We were told that we are continuing to pay him £33k a week as Metz were only prepared to put up £5k of the centre forward’s weekly wage.
He has managed only four goals this season and has hardly made much of the shop window offered to him after he was offered a pay off deal in the summer.
However, we were told the player wanted 100 per cent of the £38k a week for two years – a total of around £3.6 million.