West Ham loaning Diafra Sakho to Leeds United a good deal or not?

Cardiff City is planning to add West Ham striker Diafra Sakho to their ranks – but Championship rivals Leeds United are also looking to sign a striker.

Diafra Sakho was intent on leaving West Ham in the summer transfer window, so much so that he even underwent a medical at Ligue 1 side Rennes – only for the Premier League giants to put a halt to the deal at the last minute.

And according to recent reports, Sakho could once again become a subject of transfer speculation come January. The report further stated that Cardiff City is wanting to sign the Milian striker to propel them to promotion to the top tier – though The Hammers have placed a price tag of £12 million on him.

While such fee would be a little high for Leeds United, however, inquiry about a potential loan deal for the Senegalese centre-forward would hurt no one.

With Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Caleb Ekuban yet to make an impact at Leeds, fans have been eager to see a striker with loads of experience in English football join the team and Sakho, who joined West Ham from Metz back in 2014, is a perfect fit.

A speedy and athletic striker with a fearsome leap, injuries have plagued Sakho in recent times but he has proven his ease of finding the net in the top flight when handed a prolonged a run in the side.

And at Leeds, he would likely be the undisputed first-choice striker, but why would West Ham release Sakho go to Elland Road on loan for a few months?

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