Diafra Sakho reaffirms his commitment to West Ham United amid exit talk

Sakho returned to the Hammers' side on Wednesday.

Diafra Sakho has reaffirmed his commitment to West Ham United amid speculation over his future.

The Frenchman was recently linked with a summer move to West Bromwich Albion, having been left out of this month's 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

And the Mail reported that Sakho was unhappy not to have received a new contract, while Dimitri Payet and Cheikhou Kouyate both did.

It later transpired the 26-year-old was sidelined with a minor knee problem, which also kept him out of the Hammers' fixtures against Leicester City and Manchester United.

Sakho returned to the side as a surprise starter in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Watford, however, and took to Twitter afterwards to thanks the fans for their support.

"It has been a difficult season for me with injuries, but I would like to thank the fans for all their support. I am very grateful," he posted.

"I hope the injuries are behind me now & I will continue to give 100% to the team."

Sakho arrived at the Boleyn Ground from Metz in 2014 and scored 12 goals in 26 appearances last term.

However, an injury-disrupted campaign has seen him find the net six times in 20 outings in all competitions this time around.

Sakho, who is already battling Enner Valencia and the in-form Andy Carroll for West Ham's central striker's role, may have to compete with a marquee signing at the Olympic Stadium next season.

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