West Ham star on course for a new deal

Free-scoring West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho is to be rewarded for his sensational start in the claret and blue by earning a lucrative new deal – just three months after signing for the London club.

The Senegalese hitman cost the Hammers £4.7 million from French side Metz in the summer, and the six goals he scored at the start of the campaign made him the first West Ham player to score in six straight Premier League games.

The 24 year-old has a clause in his contract which means that he can gain an improvement in salary if his performances after 20 games are good enough, and based on the way in which he has begun his career at Upton Park, a bumper new £10 million deal isn’t too far off.

Sakho has recently been recalled to the Senegalese squad for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, and recently picked up October’s Premier League Player of the Month award to top off an excellent few months in English football.

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