Another day, and another claim from France on Diafra Sakho’s messy West Ham United non-exit.
The player’s will to return to France hasn’t been under question, even if the level of that may have been exaggerated to create ‘personal reasons’ to try and push for a move.
After a difficult year with West Ham, Sakho fancied an exit, and believed the London club would grant him his wish.
He wasn’t the only one convinced that West Ham would happily see the player go. L’Equipe report that Rennes believed a transfer was on the way, which would explain the French club putting Sakho through a medical last week.
The French newspaper say Rennes ‘found an agreement’ with West Ham, only for the Premier League club to then change their mind, and decide Sakho would be staying as a Hammer.
L’Equipe suggest West Ham’s poor start to the season may have played a part in the transfer collapse, and it’s explained Rennes’ attempts to get things sorted out fell on ‘deaf ears’.