Slav alone will make Sakho decision


David Sullivan has made it clear that no top player will be sold until the club have replaced them with someone better … and that includes Diafra Sakho!

Speculation over the striker’s future has been intense over the last few days and even there’s even been the crazy suggestion on Twitter that his contract could be cancelled by mutual agreement.

This all came about as a result of a training ground rumpus before the Arsenal game when – as is now known – he was unhappy about being left out of the starting line-up.

Talk about rubbing two pieces of wood together and sparking a forest fire – pure nonsense.

Sakho is set to return for the match against either Watford or West Brom. Beyond that his – like every other player’s future – is in manager Slaven Bilic’s hands.

Sullivan declared on his now famous demolition of Andy Goldstein (TalkSPORT): “We will only sell players when we have better players.”

And ClaretandHugh was told by a very well placed source: “That goes for Sak like everybody else. It’s clear he, like any other player would be unhappy at not getting a starting place and that was 80 per cent the problem.

“He claimed to have a small injury which was checked out via a scan and will be fit to return within a few days but the idea that he’s on his way is crazy.

“That decision on his and every other player’s future will be made by Slaven Bilic – nobody else. It would be entirely wrong to start hares running that don’t exists and Sak remains very much a West Ham player.”



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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

5 comments on “Slav alone will make Sakho decision

  1. This is good news to all!
    At the moment, Sakho is our best striker

    I hope the same goes for Enner Valencia and Alex Song.
    Valencia was very useful in the early part of the 2014-15 season, especially playing together with Sakho.

    Likewise, I’d be sad to see Alex Song go; he is a proven ‘playmaker’, and they don’t come by every day.

  2. You mean the Wetpants don’t get any say on it.Would have thought they would be the first to be consulted by Slav,lol 🙂

    • They have a conference call with Bilic Monday morning I expect.Only geezers I know who can still spend all afternoon bull****ting when we ain’t even playing.

  3. Song has gone unless he wants to cut his wages by half and even then we have his replacement on a agreed pre contract,
    Sakho could even be used as a part exchange for another striker,but if he wants out that’s up to him he came here as a backup striker and proved he could be number 1 now he needs to prove again he wants that spot,
    Valencia needs to start scoring goals his shots in the first half against manure were perfect and he deserved to be subbed and Moses deserves to start today on his performance,
    No one is going to play bad in this squad and hold his place and that is how we want it,
    Slav will get who he wants in the end

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