Metz forward arrives at Upton Park.
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West Ham United have continued their busy summer of spending, with striker Diafra Sakho arriving from French Ligue 1 side FC Metz, with the player signing a four-year deal at Upton Park.
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The 24 year-old won the award for the best player in the French second tier last season as he scored the goals that helped secure Metz’s return to Ligue 1, and will now be looking to take that form into the Premier League.
He is the latest striker to be signed by Sam Allardyce, who has also secured deals for Mauro Zarate from Lazio and Ecuador World Cup striker Enner Valencia as he looks to put together the reinforcements to cope with the injury status of record signing Andy Carroll.
A Senegalese player, but yet to be capped at international level, Sakho has spent the majority of his senior career with Metz, save for a brief loan spell with Boulougne, and has been key to the club’s rise back through the French leagues after they tumbled out of the top flight.
West Ham appear to have registered him in time for Saturday’s opening Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur, although it is not clear whether Allardyce will consider him for selection or not.
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