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Slav pins his hopes on returning ‘bad boy’

diafra-sakho-542296Slaven Bilic is desperate to bring Diafra Sakho back into the action as quickly as possible.

And with the incentive of knowing he going to be playing for his future, Sakho is determined to show that he retains the form that saw West Brom bid £15 million for the Senegal striker.

Sak of course failed a medical and knows that he has the best part of this season to either earn hmself a new deal with the Hammers or create sufficient interest to ern himself a big money move.

Sakho’s deal with the Irons runs out in June 2018 and he certainly needs to show form and fitness over the remainder of the season with the club ready to adopt a wait and see policy until then.

A top club insider told us: “Diafra is very aware of his situation and determined to show that he remains a top striker. The truth is that we are so toothless up front that a lot is resting on hs shoulders.

“With Andy Carroll still sidelined he has a terrific chance to show himselff off and with Andre Ayew also becoming available very soon things look quite exciting.

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“Diafra has knuckled down brilliantly in training and his attitude is spot on because he knows what’s at stake from his point of view – he really will be playing for his future.

“People can forget any suggestions of issues between him and the manager. Slaven wants him back pronto and the pair are fine with everything. It could be a really tasty link-up

“Sak’s been seen as something of a bad boy but that’s behind him. There’s an awful lot at stake for him personally and he’s determined to gve everything for the club.”

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7 comments on “Slav pins his hopes on returning ‘bad boy’

  1. Really sad that we have to resort to allardyces pet boy ‘sak’ as you like to call him. A player who wanted out of our club and if he does well when he comes back will probably try and engineer a move away in January. If allardyce goes back to Sunderland to replace moyes he might well try and get sakho back. on the other hand who would want to sign for sunderland now? Maybe not even a mercenary like sakho.

    • I find your analysis confused and lacking in fact . Sacko was an idiot for refusing to play but the porn twins were rubbing his nose into the sand by constantly spreading (false ?) rumours about who they were about to sign and on what wages . Sacko is one of the lowest paid players in the team but is certainly MUCH better than all of the forwards we ended up bringing in . I see Reid was hailed as a hero yesterday . You do not mention that he held the club to ransom a couple of years ago ?? Is he a mercenary as well ? If Sacko does well when he comes back , and surely he cannot do worse than what we have now why on earth would he want to go to Sunderland . Where does” allardyces pet boy” come from ? If he was such a pet why is he so badly paid … you just don’t like him which is fine . The same way as I think Noble is awful and too slow to catch a cold

  2. Bubbles – You cannot compare Reid’s actions with those of Sakho’s. Reid had an estimate of his worth and asked the club to meet it. Throughout these discussions he continued to train and play at the highest level. Sakho believes he should be paid more too, but he chose to withdraw his labour, lose fitness and sulk like a little child. Their mindset, attitude and application are poles apart I’m afraid – the difference between professionalism and petulism. However I cannot disagree when you suggest he would probably do better up front than Zaza is. He is more mobile, has better feet, can head and has an eye for goal. Now Zaza might go on to prove us all wrong, but up to now he has shown none of these abilities. and if you’re a striker, that’s a problem!

  3. Jimbo I can see your point of view but don’t forget Sacko is out injured and not because he is not fit. He was kept on at West Ham in the summer waiting for the porn twins to sign someone else and was never made to feel wanted . Petulant and stupid yes but haven’t we all been there at some point ? Like Reid he had an opinion as to his worth but unlike Reid the club could not care less if he left .

  4. Can’t disagree that I’ve been both petulant and stupid before Bubbles! But I do think Sakho is taking longer to regain full fitness because he basically gave up over the summer and didn’t put much per-season effort in, hoping he would move on elsewhere. I do hope you are right and that when he returns he has improved his attitude and can make a real difference to us up front.

  5. As soon as someone says The Porn Twins i give up reading their comments.Not because im a fan of the pair of them its just a stupid name for them.

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