Sakho gets £25m price tag!


leroylogoClaretandHugh’s top analyst/columnist Leroy Rosenior has slapped a £25 million price tag on dazzling Diafra Sakho.

Headline hogging Andy Carroll with two goals and an assist for the Senegal international’s goal was voted man of the match against Swansea but Leroy was amazed by Sakho’s return to action.

The former Hammers striker said: : “It really doesn’t matter who he plays with, he has an instinctive understanding of the game and goes to exactly the right positions.

“He came back after an absence and looked as though he’d never been away and with a new strike partner. Staggering

Diafra Sakho“There are players who can make you look bad…Diafra is the opposite. Anybody who plays with him will be made to look good. He can finish, has great guile, no nerves and turns up in the right place because he’s such a good reader of the game.

“He’s so good running off the ball and he has excellent touch and is one of the best strikers I’ve seen in several years. He’s an amazing player.

To have come out of the French Second division and be performing to this level is quite extraordinary and there’s much much more to come from hom.”

Leroy, having seen Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin become dubbed a £16 million player,  beleives Sakho has to be worth far more than him.

He said: “Obviously we are judging things on how they look right nbow in the present vein of form but for me – at this moment – Diafra is worth £25 million minimum.

“For me there isn’t a better striker in the country.”

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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!"

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  • WhuG says:

    Only £25M?

    He has a 4 year contract, why would we sell him a) now and b) for only £25M? He will be worth £70M in a couple of years.

  • Not talking about selling him mate – just getting a point of view on worth. Nothing more

  • WhuG says:

    Yep agreed, my comment wasn’t aimed at Leroys observations more at the very thought that it would ever be on the agenda. We all know every player has his price ala Bale and Spurs, Suarez and Liverpool and Ron and Man U.

    If he carries on like this he will be sold but for an awful lot of money. He reminds me of Suarz a lot.

  • bubs says:

    Why would any player want to join Liverpool,are they a better prospect than us ,I don’t think so we have a better playing squad,we are just going to move into a better stadium,we have better supporters who will give the backing to every loyal plater because we don’t have to sell any more,YES we can be the best club in London wait for Boxing Day and we will see how far the Victorians have come,let’s hope the ball boys give the wingding foreigner the ball back fast.

  • Ohiord says:

    Diafra is worth every penny of that to us. The man is a breath of fresh air in everything that he has done for us & a joy to watch. The only other thing that we could ask is that when it comes time to renegotiate that he remembers what he means to us & the experience that he has had playing for West Ham & that he does not go the path of some other players, despite his increase in value, which is not in dispute.

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