Diafra Sakho (Striker)
24th Dec 1989 (Guediawaye, Senegal)Signed:
14th Aug 2014 (£4,000,000)Contract:
4 years (signed December 2014)Previous Club:
FC MetzKUMB Awards:
Most Missed 2017/18; Best Signing (runner-up) 2014/15; Goal of the Season (third place) 2014/15; Worst Player of the Year 2017/18 (third place).
The 24-year-old forward became West Ham's seventh signing of summer 2014 despite the deal having appeared to have fallen through earlier when Metz claimed West Ham wanted to renege on previously-agreed terms.
It was suggested in a club statement issued by the French club that West Ham had agreed to sign Sakho on a permanent basis before attempting to change the terms to a season-long loan with view to a transfer next summer.
However both parties were eventually satisfied by the terms with the Senegal international signing a four-year deal with West Ham in August 2014.