West Ham's reported plan to offer Diafra Sakho new deal highlights desperation

Diafra Sakho (2nd R) of West Ham United celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at London Stadium...

The West Ham United man has returned to full fitness this season.

Diafra Sakho (C) of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates Andy Carroll (L) and Aaron Cresswell (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between...

According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers are preparing to offer Diafra Sakho a new deal, following his impressive recent run of form for the club.

The Senegal international has scored three goals in eight appearances for West Ham so far this season, despite only two of those outings being starts.

Diafra Sakho of West Ham celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane on...

If the Daily Mail's report is true, however, and the east London outfit are indeed planning to offer the 27-year-old a new deal, it will highlight the club's poor approach to player contracts, and showcase their true desperation as a football club.

Sakho has made just two Premier League starts for the Hammers in their last 45 games, with a serious back injury hampering his progress last season.

And just because he scored the crucial winner against Swansea City 11 days ago, it seems as though the West Ham hierarchy are putting a lot of faith in someone who has been so unreliable from a fitness perspective over the past 18 months, by reportedly preparing a new contract offer for him.

Diafra Sakho of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's third goal with manager Slaven Bilic during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield...

Another reason that makes the Hammers' reported plans to offer Sakho a new deal seem strange is the fact that he was angling for a move away from the London Stadium in the summer, citing homesickness as a major factor behind his desire to leave the club.

And West Ham would surely be better served in the long run by shipping the Senegal hitman on in January, reducing their wage bill in the process, and bringing a younger, more robust forward to the club in place of the 27-year-old.

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