West Ham sign Metz striker Sakho

West Ham United have completed the signing of Diafra Sakho from Metz.

West Ham United have completed the signing of Diafra Sakho from Metz.

The Hammers have secured the 24-year old Senegalese striker on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £4.5million.

Sakho scored 20 goals for Metz in France’s Ligue 2 last season, and 19 the season before, and is planning to bring that form to Upton Park for the 2014/15 Premier League season and beyond.

"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."

 
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