West Ham United Agree Fee For Newcastle United Striker Target

Hammers agree fee for Metz man Diafra Sakho.

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West Ham United could be moving closer to the signing of yet another striker, with reports from the Mail suggesting that the Hammers have agreed a fee for the signing of Diafra Sakho from Metz.

The 24 year-old, who has scored 39 league goals in the last two seasons for Metz, helping them gain promotion back to the top flight last time around, would follow the likes of Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarata into Upton Park as manager Sam Allardyce looks to bring in the reinforcements to help the club deal with Andy Carroll’s injury problems.

Both Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic were believed to have been contenders for the signing of Sakho, but it now looks as though the Hammers are set to seal the deal with news that a fee has been reached between the two clubs.

Named as Ligue 2’s player of the season at the end of the 2013/14 campaign, Sakho could become the latest import from the French league system to make a significant impact in the Premier League, with Newcastle United a monument to the potential fruits of doing transfer business across the English Channel.

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