West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has landed himself in hot water again after a bizarre row with manager David Moyes over his appearance bonus.
The Hammers lost to Arsenal 1-0 on Tuesday night, but before the Carabao Cup clash, Sakho was said to have spoken to Moyes about his lack of playing time, believing his hefty appearance bonus is what has kept the Scot from picking him.
The Senegal international earns a reported £40,000 a week at the London Stadium, however that weekly wage is bumped up by an extra £10,000 if he starts a Premier League game – something he has yet to do this season.
He then reportedly threatened the leave before kick-off over the disagreement, however was convinced and remained on the bench.
It’s not the first time Sakho has raised eyebrows this year.
On deadline day during the summer, the striker unsuccessfully tried to force a move to Ligue 1 side only to be kept at the club against his will, and he has since reiterated his desire to leave London as soon as possible.
After his latest controversy, the West Ham fans have had just about enough …
Can you blame the club when you literally ran away on deadline day to sign for someone else.
— danny✨ (@dxnnybrady) December 20, 2017
He is not good enough. I prefer Carroll.
— Ledrian Paulter (@LedrianPaulter) December 20, 2017
Seriously what a clown if true
— GP (@GaryAPettit) December 20, 2017
Get rid of him and Carroll and get in giroud
— TJ (@essex_tj) December 20, 2017
I'd get rid of Sakho even though I think he's a decent striker but he falls out with his own shadow. As for Carroll if we can get someone to sign him permanently then get rid. We need a striker similar in style to Sakho without all the tantrums
— William Field (@wilfield71) December 20, 2017
— Michael Higgs (@higgsy1978) December 20, 2017
Imagine getting paid £50 extra just for a showing up to work. It's becoming a joke now
— Nimit Patel (@Nims_92) December 20, 2017
He’s been useless for a while anyways
— Deray McArony
No it’s cos your not good enough
— Danny Adams (@DannyLeeAdams86) December 20, 2017
But he wasn't starting last year either? The fella just wants to go and is reminding the board of that. Let him go and take Carroll with him.
— WestFanUtd (@westfanutd) December 20, 2017