Upton Park

Next Game

West Ham v FC Astra

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 19:45

Europa League Qual Third Round

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 0 - 1 West Ham

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 19:45

Friendly Match

West Ham secure Sakho

West Ham have confirmed the signing of Metz striker Diafra Sakho on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Last Updated: 15/08/14 at 07:36 Post Comment

Diafra Sakho: West Ham secure signing of Metz striker

Diafra Sakho: West Ham secure signing of Metz striker

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Senegal forward scored 20 goals last season to help his side secure promotion to Ligue 1 and he became a target for the Hammers when they lost Andy Carroll to the latest in a series of long-term injuries.

Sakho's move to the Premier League seemed in doubt earlier in the week when Metz claimed West Ham had tried to change the terms of the deal and bring him to Upton Park on a season-long loan.

But fresh talks on Thursday brought an end to the saga and the 24-year-old was presented as a Hammers player.

He spent a number of seasons playing mainly off the bench for Metz, and had a loan spell with Boulogne, but he made his breakthrough in the 2012-13 season in the third tier, scoring 19 goals, and he continued that progress last season.

"This is a proud day to have signed for West Ham, I really love English football and I've dreamed of coming to play for one of the big English clubs. Today, West Ham have given me that opportunity and I didn't hesitate to grab it," Sakho told West Ham's official website.

"I'm looking forward to playing. It's more than a month now that I've been training for this and right now I think I'd be ready to pull on the club colours.

"I've come here to continue as I was at Metz. I'm going to give it my all, going flat out on the pitch and I think the fans will appreciate that."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger responds to Jose Mourinho taunt

Arsene Wenger has brushed off Jose Mourinho's latest taunts after the Chelsea boss said the Gunners' recent spending may come as "a surprise".

Manuel Pellegrini backs Raheem Sterling to justify price

Manuel Pellegrini insists Raheem Sterling will justify his club-record £49million price tag at Manchester City in the coming years.

Jose Mourinho: Arsenal spending way to title contention

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Arsene Wenger is buying his way into Premier League title contention.

Mail Box

Di Maria Just Didn't Fit (S**t Happens)

If a signing doesn't work there doesn't have to be a massive witch hunt. So there. Plus a detailed net spend rant, Breel Embolo, computer games and Louis van Gaal...

The Calculator Is On Wenger's Side...

Over the last five years, Arsenal's net spent is about 55% of Chelsea's, so shush your mouth Jose. Plus, Van Gaal is attacked and defended in equal measure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company