Three reasons West Ham shouldn’t hand Diafra Sakho a new deal

According to reports in the Daily Mail, West Ham United are ready to hand striker Diafra Sakho a new contract if he continues to perform.

The Senegal international’s current deal is due to expire at the end of this season, and after he came close to leaving the east London outfit during the summer it seemed as though it wouldn’t be extended.

However the 27-year-old, who scored in his country’s crucial 2-0 2018 World Cup qualifying win against Cape Verde during the recent international break that moved them a step closer to Russia, is now staking a real claim to remain an Irons player.

As well as scoring in both of the EFL Cup wins against Cheltenham Town and Bolton Wanderers, the centre-forward scored the last-gasp winner against Swansea City at the London Stadium last time out.

Even though it was a goal that relieved some of the pressure that is continuing to build on manager Slaven Bilic, the Hammers must think carefully before they consider offering Sakho a new deal.

Here are three reasons why they shouldn’t…