West Ham United have received a boost with injury-riddled Diafra Sakho returning to first-team training and ‘looking very strong’, according to ClaretandHugh.

Javier Hernandez became the fourth signing for the London side this summer joining the already acquired Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City for a club record fee and the Manchester City pairing Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart, with the latter only on a temporary basis.

Sakho suffered from four separate injuries over the course of the last campaign, amassing to a total of 321 days on the sidelines and meaning the forward was only able to feature four times in all competitions, with only two substitute appearances throughout the entirety of 2017.

But now it seems the Senegal international is preparing to make his comeback to first-team action after recently returning to full training, and according to a source close to the club the 27-year-old is making excellent progress.

“Sakho is going well at the moment and looking very strong”, ClaretandHugh were told.

“He might well become fantastic back up.”

However, the almost forgotten striker is not the only one within the West Ham ranks to have been out of action for a while, with injury-prone Andy Carroll also still not taking part in upcoming campaign preparations but a potential for a return in the near future.

“We also have Andy although we still have to get him up to 100 per cent fitness and the medical staff are working hard hard on him”, the source added.

West Ham truly suffered during the course of the 2016/17 term due to poor recruitment, however it seems that Bilic and the rest of the London Stadium hierarchy are not prepared to repeat the same mistakes again.

But even though they have now reinforced every position on the field, they still fall short in some areas, particularly at the back – which was no more evident than last season where they regularly conceded heavily.

It remains to be seen therefore who exactly is still currently under surveillance from the East London club’s scouts, however by the sounds of it all attacking business has already been complete this summer.


  1. As Warren Mitchell would be likely to say in his thick Cockney accent-“Diafra Sako, bloody marvelous”
    Seriously, Sakho may just be the right guy to support Chicharito up front, with Arnautovic and Antonio on either wing.


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