The transfer saga of Diafra Sakho continues as West Ham look to say goodbye to their center forward. Their rivals West Brom are looking the most likely to agree to the deal with Sunderland in contention. The 26-year-old forward is also known to play at the wings and managed to score five goals in the last season. Here are the three possible replacements for the striker that West Ham must consider.
The Chelsea star is not currently linked with many clubs but he does not seem to fancy a role in the starting lineup and a move away to West Ham would mean an immense amount of increase in game time as well as a possible growth in his career. The French forward has been in and out of the Chelsea lineup and could be a good option for West Ham considering his valuation which should fit the budget of the Hammers.
Considering the fact that the club strongly linked with this move is West Brom if the move happens it would mean that Saido Berahino will have a tough competition to get a place in the starting line-up. This would mean that West Brom might look to let go their striker and what better destination than West Brom. This swap deal could mean beneficial for both the clubs if it happens. The 22-year-old Englishman promises a lot of potential and a move to the Hammers would mean a chance of significant growth for the young talent.
Juventus have recently spent a bomb to sign Gonzalo Higuain and this clearly means that their current striker Mario Mandzukic will have a tough time to break into the starting lineup. This opens up possibilities of a transfer and West Ham might want to make an approach for the striker. Along with Mandzukic, Jese is another alternative that can be considered by the Hammers but nevertheless this move seems likely to happen.
The turn of events keeps getting complicated as the co-chairman of the club David Sullivan had clearly mentioned that they will not sell the striker until they find possible replacements. This is what he had to say, “He is not for sale until we get players in. Until we bring strikers in, we simply cannot let strikers go. James Tomkins was different because we had a surplus in the centre-half department. But until we get at least a couple of strikers we can’t let any forward go. I am a little concerned because I’d like to have signed one by now. But it is what it is.”