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Sakho Latest – You couldn’t make it up

Sakho and agent Mark McKay

Diafra Sakho will be landing back in the UK at 2.20pm this afternoon (Thurs) according to Sky Sports but talks with West Ham owners will have to wait for ….a horse race to be run!

One of  Sakho’s advisers has a nag running in the 3.20 at Chelmsford.

Such is the importance of Sakho’s situation apparently that any meeting with the Irons board will have to wait until they can get to a meeting afterwards which even than may be a tad difficult .given that David Sullivan is away!

Quite how it happens is difficult to work out when the co-chairman is on a short break with a mobile glued to his ear, joining conference calls and operating on Skype no doubt.

Sky claim however the plan is for Sakho and his advisers to go and watch the horse run (Siege of Boston) before meeting the Hammers board telling them he wants to leave. Not quite sure how that works in the circumstances.

Who is the owner of the Siege of Boston? Well it is none other than Mark McKay, son of agent Willie McKay who had many horses in training.

Agent Mark McKay was instrumental in bringing Dimitri Payet from Marseille to West Ham in 2015 and presumably earned more agent fees selling him back again last season.

Can I get odds against of that meeting not taking place in these circumstances!

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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

14 comments on “Sakho Latest – You couldn’t make it up

  1. Absolutely no respect! After carefully nursing him back to full fitness for 2 years which takes a lot of money and a lot of people’s care and dedication, he throws it back in West Ham’s face straight away… a vile human being!

  2. This one will run and run – or not.

  3. This is classic journalism, I am sure Sakho didn’t want to detour to a racecourse it’s McKay that is living it up on his ill gotten gains, Sakho is probably only going to meet up with McKay to attend a meeting together, if Sakho flies into Stansted it is easy to meet up at the race track because it is a shortish drive down the A120 then they might head up the A12 to meet the owner(s) I guess ?

    • You’ve hit the nail on the head. It makes no sense. “i’m furious with West Ham and I’m desperate to leave… so one the final day of the transfer window I’m going to give the owners a peice pf my mind…. after I’ve gone to watch a horserace” It’s s agood spin but basically, well, horse manure. Who cares what he is doing on the final day? More to the point is, is he doing what he has been asked to do ie turn up for training? And teh answer to that is ‘No’ then, naughty naughty, he should be fined. And if ultimately he throws his tows out of the pram, then maybe he shoudl be sold… but not today, the final day of the window, when we already dont have enough strikers and have no replacement lined up. An expression involving ‘nose’ & ‘face’ springs to mind. No, we need rid of Bilic before Sakho. Double quick.

      • Yep whether we like it or not we need him, he is better than Ayew on present form and should be played up top with Hernandez which would help both players out. He has an attitude problem that is for sure, but the way the team are going we need to score goals, McKay is behind this, he is giving the same excuses as he did for Payet, they should sue McKay for unsettling the player.

  4. Agree with Reggie. If this is true (& I’m sure it is CandH) what a ridiculous way to behave towards the team, club and fans. WHU nurse Sakho back to full fitness at last, and then he books his own medical at Rennes(?!) and tries to force a move away. If that’s the case it’s good riddance IMO. We don’t need more poison like this berk in the dressing room. Get rid! Toni Martinez has got to be knocking on Slav’s door anyway, surely! COYI

    • If bilic don’t turn it around it will be the removal men from Pickford’s knocking on his door ,
      Sakho is a big distraction from him lol, one player who hasn’t figured anyway in his plans could have helped get him out of jail but its a bigger problem than sakho ain’t it !! Who gives a shyte what sakho does if he stays or goes none of you lot are gonna influence the hobbit,s decision? All that’s really happened here is we’ve lost a good striker! He ain’t the cause of the teams performances ! Its bilic end of , the manager ! Yes we need to get behind the team but click bait sakho has been flogged to death now , its in the realms of hysterical teenyboppers idols piisssing themselves ! Sell him and be done with it and move on ffs 😴

  5. It will bilic fault soon while poor diddums Diafra gets defended.


  7. We so need him but he could refuse to play and be difficult like he is.
    So why not bid £10-12m on Perez who is very rounded CF can hold up play and link up and create. Him and Chicharito would make a good front 2 and wants out of Arsenal and will get best of Chicarito in front 2 especially w a player like Perez who is big on link up play and holding up.
    And instead of Wilshere why not Elneny who is fit and actual DM and when plays for Arsenal is good they accepted £10m bid from Leicester but he wants to stay in London.
    Bid £20m for Perez and Elneny and then sell Sahko who is just disgraceful to the club

  8. The person I would like to get my hands on is his agent, who must have been advising him. It’s now an impossible situation. Odemwingie did something similar at WBA & became a figure of ridicule. With Sakho it will be ridicule mixed with scorn every time he appears. I seem to remember when Odemwingie went back with his tail between his legs he only got sub appearances & was booed every time. Why would you advise your client to put himself in that position? I suppose their reasoning is that the club will sell because of the likely hostility of the fans. It’s deplorable way behaviour, but how can the club possibly agree to it with no time to replace him. Everyone’s a loser baby… except probably the agent. There is another word for him. Several words in fact.

  9. Bobby1954 are you a registered manic depressive or an out of work ham actor?

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