The Hammers ended the season on a low note after losing 2-1 away to Stoke City on Sunday afternoon, denying them a place in the top six.
Slaven Bilic’s man went into the game occupying 6th place and a subsequent Europa League place and looked to be guaranteeing European qualification after the winger Michail Antonio’s first-half goal put the Hammers in front.
However, the Potters toke rallied in the second half, and after Giannelli Imbula had smashed home an equaliser, Mame Biram Diouf struck to head home a late winner for Stoke.
It could have been all so different on Sunday though, as hitman Diafra Sakho had a perfect chance to put team hit 2-0 up, but fired straight at Shay Given from close range having been played in by Antonio.
Diafra has endured a frustrating second season at Upton Park, as after scoring 12 goals last season; the powerhouse only bagged 7 goals in all competition this time around – and fans appear to have seen enough of Sakho.
West Ham fans took to Twitter during and after the Stoke clash and suggested his performance – which lasted just 61 minutes before he was substituted – was comparable to that of former Hammers frontman Carlton Cole, due to his lack of ball control and terrible miss.
Ultimately, many fans think that Bilic’s man should look to sell the Senegal international this summer, and look to bring in a proven 15-20 goal striker to take the Hammers to the next level under the Croatian tactician.
Here are some of the reactions from West Ham fans after Sakho’s performance against Stoke City on Sunday afternoon…
Harsh to blame individual players in a game we didn't deserve to lose but Sakho was awful. Odd behaviour when subbed too. Leaving? #COYI
— Adam Plom (@AdamPlom) May 15, 2016
So disappointing to finish a great season like that. Thanks Sakho and Valencia for your service and good luck for the future. #COYI
— Will Curyer (@willcuryer) May 15, 2016
— Phil Mead (@phil_mead) May 15, 2016
Sakho's first touch sometimes reminds me of Carlton Cole #COYI
— RichSuper9 ⚒ (@richsuper9) May 15, 2016
Sakho with a Carlton Cole tribute ?#COYI
— Norman's wisdom (@happyhammers69) May 15, 2016
Sakho needs selling #WHUFC
— Peter Harris (@uuttwopete) May 15, 2016
This is why we need a top quality striker in the summer. So many chances not taken costing us again. Sorry Sakho but time to go #whufc
— James Winslade (@JimmyWin91) May 15, 2016
Sell Sakho and Valencia and spend big on a new striker that scores goals
— Lewis Brown (@LewisBrown97) May 15, 2016
This summer gotta sell Sakho, Valencia just not good enough up top can't finish for nothing
— Ben Leary⚒ (@_benleary) May 15, 2016