Ex-West Ham star Diafra Sakho continues career aged 31 by joining Djibouti champs Arta Solar 7 on free transfer

FORMER West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has dusted off his boots – to play in DJIBOUTI.

The Senegal international has been a free agent since leaving Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax last August.

But Sakho, 31, has now linked up with ex-Arsenal star Alex Song at newly-crowned Djibouti champions Arta Solar 7.

The duo spent two seasons together during Song's loan spell with West Ham.

Club captain Song welcomed his pal to the north-east African outfit with a message on Instagram.

The Cameroon midfielder wrote: "Welcome to the AS Arta Solar family, brother."

Former Metz ace Sakho bagged 24 goals in 71 Hammers appearances across four seasons.

He left for Rennes in 2018, but flopped with the Ligue 1 side and moved on to Turks Bursaspor and Xamax.

Ambitious Arta Solar have now firmly placed their tiny nation on world football's map by recruiting Sakho and Song.

The duo could yet clinch a domestic double this season after runaway champions Arta reached the Djibouti Cup final last week

Meanwhile, West Ham could have trouble keeping hold of their latest loan star, Jesse Lingard.

The Manchester United forward is said to want £100,000 a week – a demand the Hammers are unwilling to meet.

It could see Lingard, 28 – who has scored nine goals in 13 appearances since his loan switch in January – return to Old Trafford to see out the final year of his contract.

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