After a rather disappointing past season with West Ham, Cheikhou Kouyate has revealed that he does not know where exactly he will be playing his football next season.
The Senegal international was reportedly unhappy as manager Slaven Bilic opted to play him in a right back role last season, when he actually prefers to play in central midfield.
Whilst on international duty, Kouyate commented on his future and this will not come as good news to fans of the Hammers.
He said, “We lost our right-hand side and some defenders who could evolve at that level. It was then that the coach asked me to help out. Initially, I was reluctant to complain when he told me it was just for a game.
“But after the third match, there was a defender available. Nevertheless, Bilic played me there me again. Not only did I lose my bearings, but I was not good on the field.
I was stuck in my evolution. Even the coach realised this. I did not feel good, so I took my responsibilities to tell the coach that I could no longer continue.”
About his future, he said, “I do not know for the moment. I am on holiday and not taking care of certain things. Every player dreams of going as high as possible.
“There are certain things that are not said publicly. What counts is that at the resumption of pre-season, I will be with West Ham. The rest, I do not control.”
Kouyate joined the East London club in 2014 and many fans of the club will be disappointed should he leave, especially considering that he has managed to churn out promising performances for the club.