Diafra Sakho joined West Ham United from Metz in the summer transfer window on a four-year contract.
The Senegal international striker has taken to the Premier League a duck to water, scoring six goals in just seven league appearances so far this season.
The 24-year-old has been one of the best players in the English top flight so far this campaign, but does his performances over the past few weeks merit a new contract?
If indeed West Ham are ‘ready’ to improve the striker’s terms, then they should withdraw rightaway.
The reason is very simple. Sakho joined West Ham on certain terms to score goals. And he is doing just that. So what’s the big deal?
Sakho’s job is to score goals and he is doing what he is being paid to. An improved contract at this stage should not be in the picture at all.
Call this writer a cynic, but there is no guarantee that Sakho will continue to bang in the goals. The former Metz star is injured at the moment and could struggle to score once he is back to full fitness.
As good as Sakho has been so far this campaign, West Ham should not hand him a new contract anytime soon.