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West Ham wantaway remains adamant about leaving the Hammers


Diafra Sakho will not change his opinion about his departure.

West Ham striker Sakho remains adamant about his decision to leave the club, saying ‘nothing has changed’ regarding his intention to go through a change of scenery.

The Senegal forward tried to force a move through during the summer as he flew to France and passed medicals at Rennes without his club’s consent as the deal failed to materialize.

Despite there being suggestions of a potential contract extension after West Ham’s manager Slaven Bilic brought the forward back into the squad, Sakho admitted he is still looking forward to leave.

Speaking in an interview with French journalist Claude Atcheba, Sakho opened up about his decision to move to France: “I still want to leave. I always say it. I don’t hide it.”

The striker also added that the fans’ reaction to his decision will not influence his choice since he is certain about his decision: “Whether the fans are happy or not, I want to change environment. I want to see something else in regard to everything happened to me. I think going to France would be good to find a challenge for my career.”

Sakho also stated that he is not frustrated with the leadership of the club or the home crowd that jeered at him, but also revealed that nobody convinced him to stay: “If I don’t sign somewhere else it means I have to come back to my club. And today I’m happy to be here. I have been booed during games. The fans are unhappy with me, that’s normal. I have nothing against the fans, players or the manager. But nobody convinced me to stay.”