£10 million deal to sell Diafra Sakho to Crystal Palace would be excellent business for West Ham

Diafra Sakho (R) and Winston Reid of West Ham United look dejected during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on November 19, 2017 in Watford,...

The West Ham United forward is the subject of a £10 million bid from Crystal Palace, according to reports.

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...

Hammers ace Diafra Sakho looks set to leave the London Stadium this month, with the Daily Mail claiming that Crystal Palace have made an offer of £10 million for his services.

Whilst the 28-year-old has been a reliable servant to West Ham, the aforementioned figure would represent fantastic business for the club, and would allow David Moyes to strengthen in other areas of his squad.

Sakho joined the Hammers from Metz in the summer of 2014, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £3.5 million, and despite making an impressive start to life in east London, he has struggled for both fitness and form over the past 18 months.

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...

Since the start of the 2016/17 season, the Senegal international has played just 21 games, and managed only five goals.

Moyes has plenty of other forward options including Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez and Andre Ayew, and the Scot should easily be able to cope without Sakho, especially considering the peripheral role he has played recently.

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...

The Hammers squad is incredibly imbalanced, and the addition of a central midfielder and centre-back will be Moyes' priority this month.

If he manages to sell Sakho for the reported fee of £10 million, he will be in a strong position to bring in some of his key targets.

It could be argued that selling the 28-year-old to a relegation rival is risky business, but with his poor goalscoring form recently, it might just be one worth taking for the Hammers, and for £10 million, who could blame them?

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