Diafra Sakho could easily be labeled as a transfer disappointment for West Ham when he made the move in 2014 for a fee of 5 million euros paid to Metz.
During his four seasons with the “Hammers,” the Senegalese striker appeared in 71 matches and scored 24 goals, a stat that might seem decent on its own but pales against the backdrop of his substantial salary.
One of the luxuries Sakho indulged in with his hefty paycheck was a Lamborghini sports car, which carried a price tag of £200,000.
In 2018, West Ham opted to offload Sakho, who attracted interest from Rennes. Consequently, Sakho returned to Ligue 1, and West Ham pocketed £10 million in the deal, plus the added bonus of a Lamborghini.
Upon his departure from West Ham, Sakho left behind his sports car at the club’s training facility before heading to France.
As a result, the footballer never bothered to reclaim the vehicle, leaving it under the care of the “Hammers” with its whereabouts remaining unknown.
It’s worth noting a similar incident in 2010 when former Liverpool player Jermaine Pennant abandoned his car in Zaragoza upon leaving Real Zaragoza to return to the UK.
These anecdotes shed light on the tendency of footballers to overlook their possessions and financial responsibilities, often squandering money without fully grasping the consequences of their actions, ultimately to their own detriment.