West Ham forward set to end Upton Park misery

Misfiring West Ham striker Modibo Maiga could end his Upton Park misery this month, with the forward attracting interest from Turkish club Sivasspor, reports the Daily Mail.

The striker has been told he can leave the club by Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, after a wretched first half of the season in front of goal.

Maiga has shouldered a lot of the goal scoring burden alongside Carlton Cole so far this season, as one of the Hammers only two fit senior strikers.

However, he has struggled to show any sort of form in front of goal, managing just two strikes in 19 games.

With club record signing Andy Carroll poised to make a much anticipated return from injury, and with Carlton Cole signing a new short term contract, Maiga is likely to see his first team opportunities restricted during the second half of the season.

Allardyce remains keen to bring in another striker, and is hopeful of completing the signing of Southampton striker Rickie Lambert before the end of the transfer window.

A switch to Turkey is looking most likely for Maiga, although he has also attracted interest from French clubs Nice and St Etienne.

The 26-year-old had previously rejected an approach from Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp.

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