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West Ham United Flop Left £200,000 Lamborghini At The Club

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West Ham United Flop Left £200,000 Lamborghini At The Club

West Ham flop Diafra Sakho left a £200,000 Lamborghini at the club's training ground after he left the team for Ligue 1 side Rennes back in 2018.

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Footballers get paid obscene amounts of money, although it's not unfair considering how much of it they generate of their clubs and it's better off going to them than the billionaires who employ them.

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Erling Haaland could soon become the Premier League's best paid player, if he moves to Manchester City, and could collect more than £500,000-a-week.

But it's not just those at the very top end who earn the big bucks, with even the most average of players in England's top tier being able to just waste money.

It's that kind of wealth that let Sakho, who wasn't exactly one of the Premier League's best players, just abandon his supercar at West Ham when he left.

"He'd just bought it and left it there," a source from the club told the Daily Mail back in 2018.

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"The sheer waste of it, sitting there for everyone who walked past to see."

Sakho's Lamborghini Huracan, which he bought in 2016. Image: Twitter
Sakho's Lamborghini Huracan, which he bought in 2016. Image: Twitter

Sakho arrived at the Boleyn Ground in 2014 for around £2 million and the forward had a decent start to life in England, scoring 10 times in the league in his first season.

However things only went downhill from there and he only scored eight more Premier League goals in the following two and a half seasons combined.

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After not starting a single league game in the first half of the 2017/18 season he was then sold to Rennes, having joined from France in the first place.

His Lambo remained at the Hammers' Rush Green training ground for a while after his departure, and his form didn't pick up at Rennes or Bursaspor after that.

Sakho's time at West Ham is hardly well remembered. Image: PA Images
Sakho's time at West Ham is hardly well remembered. Image: PA Images

Sakho of course isn't the first footballer to leave his car where he was, with Jermaine Pennant famously doing similar when he left Real Zaragoza back in 2010.

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The former Liverpool winger claimed he could have signed for Real Madrid back in the day, which would have starved us of Pennant's own story of forgetting his car.

Fortunately Sakho didn't learn from the Englishman's stupidity, and ability to just throw money away, and managed to do exactly the same thing eight years later.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Premier League, West Ham United

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