Stade Rennais have completed the signing of Senegalese international Diafra Sakho on a permanent basis from West Ham. The 28 year old becomes SRFC’s first major signing of the January 2018 winter transfer window, and at the time of writing, their second most expensive of the 2017/18 season (summer plus winter windows put together) after young Ismaila Sarr from Metz.
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Rennes have paid somewhere close to 9 million euros for the striker’s services. He joined West Ham in 2014 from Metz and had a good start to his stint there, but became increasingly unsettled as time passed by, and as can be seen in an interview on WestHamUnitedBlog.co.uk, wanted out of the London Stadium, and has finally been granted his wish by David Moyes.
Rennes are currently 8th in the French league table and lost 2-1 to Dijon over the weekend. Sakho’s Rennes debut could come in a midweek League Cup semi against Paris Saint-Germain.