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Swansea City Set To Sign West Ham United Want-Away: The Man To Save Their Season?

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Swansea City are looking to bring in West Ham United forward Diafro Sakho in the winter transfer window. It is being reported that the Swans are interested in securing his signature from the Hammers as he might be able to help them avoid relegation this season. The 28-year-old has fallen down the pecking order under manager David Moyes and is now looking to move on to greener pastures. He desperately wants more first-team football and might get his wish at Swansea who are in dire need of more attacking options in the second half of the season.

Sakho has averaged a goal in every three games for West Ham but is yet to start a Premier League match this campaign. He fits the bill perfectly for the Welsh club following their new manager Carlos Carvalhal’s strategy of going for players who are out of favour at their clubs and has a point to prove to make it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup squad for their respective nations.

However, it is expected that a whole host of other clubs will line up for his signature and the Hammers might not be willing to do business with a club they consider as rivals for the race to save themselves from the drop.

A potential transfer for Sakho will hinge on what Swansea has on offer for West Ham in return. As of the current moment, the Swans are not willing to part ways with West Ham target Ki Sung-Yueng, who has six months remaining on his contract with the club. They are also set to keep hold of their star defender, Alfie Mawson who still has two and a half years left on his current deal with the Swans.

In a recent interview, Huw Jenkins, the Swansea’s chairman was quoted to have said: “The intentions are to keep every player,”

“Alfie is still young and, touching on that subject, we have had no approach, no offers from West Ham on anything to do with Alfie. We are talking to Alfie [about a new contract] and we are talking to his agents.”

Swansea are currently struggling in the Premier League and find themselves rock bottom of the table ahead of their upcoming clash versus Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to convince West Ham to part ways with their Senegalese striker to boost their chances of Premier League survival.

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