Sakho and Valencia are under lock and key

ValenciaactionI have no doubts whatsoever that Chelsea are sniffing around out better players – the only shock would be if they weren’t!

I am equally convinced that neither Enner Valencia or Diafra Sakho will be moving  this winter and the latter could be around for a long time time come.

Nobody can yet vouch for the truth of our so called bid for Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis although I fully expect more to become clear on that over the next few days.

Sam Allardyce has denied such a bid has been made but Sun journo Alan Nixon is no ‘chancer’ and was the guy who initially broke the Sakho for West Ham story.

We’ll wait and see. More will soon become clear. I can guarantee that and you’ll read about it first here.

What I do like about all this is that it proves we aren’t kidding ourselves when we speak  so highly of out summer signings – it’s  been a long time since we have found ourselves in this position. Enjoy it!

And remember this, Chelsea have no chance of stealing either the Senegal or Ecuadorian international away on the cheap because neither has an escape clause in his deal – both of them are under lock and key for the duration of their deals. The deals are watertight.

Many lessons have been learned at Upton Park over the last couple of seasons and escape clauses are a thing of the past.

Sakho is going nowhere, Valencia? There’s a tiny chance but if he does and Chelsea are the buyers they will have to pay right over the top!


About Hugh5outhon1895

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

5 comments on “Sakho and Valencia are under lock and key

  1. Hi, it is great to hear both players are under lock and key. Most of my west ham friends believe that Valencia is as good if not better than Sakho. Don’t get me wrong they are both great players so it would be a shocking statement to most fans if Valencia was sold. He is a West Ham player that is loved by the fans. Most people I speak to believe that Sakho and Valencia should be our front two against Liverpool on Sunday – if they are we will get a result. But no they wont because we have a manager who loves Nolan and Carroll. We lived the dream when they were both injured, football fantastic but once Nolan and Carroll got fit we have reverted back to the same playing style as last season. I am sad and disappointed with this as are most fans. The biggest risk to us selling Valencia is that BFS will want to – I just hope our owners do not make this mistake. Valencia is world class under the right management.

  2. I agree with Johnham 1 100%,the best part about your story is that DSL and not BFS looks to be in charge of these deals the same as with Kilmarnock,more good business by DS and for once we get someone on the cheap,we spent the same on Whiehead thank to BFS and again no result,
    The good thing is BFS furture looks bleaker every time we make another move for players with the 2 Daves taking charge.

  3. Is there not a ruling that a player can not play for 3 clubs in a year , this would rule them out playing for anyone else anyway.

  4. Positive comments gents.I also hope that Valencia & Sahko stay as previously stated,and Allardyce is shown the door at the season’s end.

  5. Always nice to read a proper article which you know isn’t complete bs! Read all that paper crap today, nice to read some reassurance on here.

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