‘It’s because of him that I’m here,' West Ham star on summer move

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Diafra Sakho speaks about his West Ham United move.

West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho has been speaking to French newspaper L’Equipe about his nickname and the man he is most indebted to for his move to Upton Park.

In comments later published by Inside Futbol, the Senegal front-man spoke of the famous incident during which he prompted an evacuation of his home after he opted to make a snack and take a shower at the same time.

“The entire building, home to other Hammers such as Enner Valencia and Cheikhou Kouyate was evacuated,” Sakho said. “It was a bit of a panic.”

The player also revealed that the incident same him given the nickname “the fireman”.

However, the 24-year-old has proved more adept at scoring goals than making snacks, as his five goals in just six West Ham appearances testify.

But it was the hard work of one man who ultimately ensured Sakho made the move to London in the summer.

In the same interview, Sakho said, “It’s only through the will of David Sullivan that I am here.”

The West Ham co-chairman made an outstanding piece of judgement in ensuring Sakho arrived at the club, his goals turning them into a completely different proposition than they were last season.

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