Kouyate…armed men…and shady agent

Cheikhou+Kouyate+West+Ham+United+v+Sampdoria+nhE6a1UeJOQlCheik Kouyate has revealed how a shady adviser who tried to force him into a move employed a couple of armed men men to intimidate the Hammers star big time.

He told Sport/Voetbalmagazine as reported by Voetbal Nieuws that it happened happened during his time in Belgium as a youngster.

Kouyate was a year into his spell with Anderlecht and had just agreed a move to Kortrijk on loan. But the agent believed the West Ham midfielder had agreed to go elsewhere.

Kouyate said: “At the end of a workout in Kortrijk, two armed men came to me and [team-mate] Sven Kums.

“We were ‘invited’ to follow them. When we got to their car, we were pushed into it.

β€œI saw [the agent] who laughed out loud: β€˜Is this what you think, you can so quickly escape me, the fact that you are here today, you owe me?’

“He also wanted 30,000 euros because his friend, who had given me shelter, was robbed. He accused me of it, I will never forgive him.”

Kouyate, who was only 18 at the time, had a guardian angel in fellow Senegalese player Elimane Coulibaly was also at Kortrijk at the time.

Our midfielder said: “At the same time, my big brother Elimane Coulibaly had been told that I was being harassed. I will never forget the moment when he came, the first guard down with a hit, bam, and the second, bam!

β€œ[The agent] wanted to arrange something but could only became nervous and said: ‘Sven and Cheik, in the car and you, go home!


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Kouyate…armed men…and shady agent

  1. This why he wants to be the best,unlike our kids the Africans have a hunger because they have nothing,until we stop over protecting our young players we will not produce the quality our country needs,
    We do not need to save Poyet,Boothe,Lee or Oxford from the big bad world of football the Africans get thrown in much younger,
    Please give our kids a chance SAM
    BFS OUT NOW ( sorry Billy don’t want to wait for the 2 Daves )

  2. I like your post bubs.
    Sensitive Samuel loves youth so much that I’m sure they’ll name an elementary school for him: “You have to study a lot, when you’re 40 maybe you can have a chance in your life – Samuel Allardyce Elementary School”

  3. Samuel Allardyce Elementry Academy for wayward ex players would be better,
    No people under 35 allowed must be over 6 feet tall and like chasing you backside,

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