Sahko Set For Move?

By on August 1, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal and Liverpool eye Mamadou Sakho.

Mamadou Sahko

Arsenal and Liverpool have been alerted to the news that Paris St Germain have told Mamadou Sahko he can leave the club, according to the Daily Mail.

The French defender has been with the Ligue 1 giants since the age of six and has come through the youth ranks to become the clubs captain, making 157 appearances since signing his first pro terms in 2007.

However, despite his reputation within the club his future looks in serious doubt after losing his place under Carlo Ancelotti during the second half of last season, making just two appearances in the final two months as PSG finished second in Ligue 1.

The 22-year-old has seen his chances of first team football dented further with the arrival of Thiago Silva from AC Milan last month and the Mail claim Sahko has now been told he is free to find a new club this summer.

Arsenal have long been linked with the powerful French centre back but Arsene Wenger will have to offload Sebastien Squillaci and Johan Djourou before any move can be made.

Liverpool are believed to have shortlisted Sahko as a potential replacement for Daniel Agger, who has been strongly linked with Manchester City and Barcelona in recent weeks, but Brendan Rodgers will do all he can to hang on to the Danish stopper and will only considering a move for Sahko should Agger leave Anfield.

Read more Arsenal transfer news | Liverpool transfer news

The Premiership duo will face stiff competition for the defender though, with Newcastle, AC Milan and Lille all thought to be interested.

Would you like to see Sahko at your club? Get involved in the comments section.

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13 Comments

  1. Fox

    August 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Sahko or Sakho?

    Lazy journalism – you don’t even know the player you’re writing about…

  2. kipkorir KETON

    August 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    who cares about lazy/dropouts of players like sakho? We are interested in signing ‘real’ players with silver ……

  3. Don

    August 1, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Kipkorir, Mamadou Sakho is definitely not a lazy drop out player. He plays as a centre back for his club, but can also deputized as a right or left back if necessary. Sakho is known for his leadership credentials, his tireless engine, hard-working attitude, and his tackling ability. He has also been praised for his physical and tactical qualities. On his league debut, he became the youngest player ever to captain a Ligue 1 club. He has also been captain at all youth levels. If you are not aware, he has been the Captain of PSG until he was benched by Ancelotti and stripped of the captaincy. Ancelotti based Sakho’s benching on the increased competition in the squad as the Italian preferred the central duo of Milan Biševac and Alex. It is only because of the arrival of Thiago Silva from AC Milan last month when Sahko was told he is free to find a new club this summer. The guy is a performer. PSG now have money and they can buy anyone they want and they are getting rid of players including their former captain.

  4. mzeey

    August 1, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    i hope he is are fourth signing then mvila and were good to go and nuri shahin on loan no stoping us

  5. Kleef

    August 2, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Mamadou Sakho is like a gladiator and reminds me very much like Patrick Viera.
    Sakho is the type of player we need in the middle of the park. If he is free for sighning, Arsenal should not waste any time in the getting this player.

  6. Vincent

    August 2, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Can he play as a right-back? If yes,let wenger go for him but if not no need cos we need a replacement 4 sagna b4 it’s 2 late

    • Elias Reaidi

      August 6, 2012 at 7:42 am

      @Vincent Arsenal don’t need a right back, Sagna is doing good in that position. Koscielny and Vermaelen work as a good team. They only need a left back.

  7. Tijani rasheed

    August 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Signing sahko to arsenal will smoothing our defense

  8. Kehinde

    August 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Yes as a committed fan, all I need is addition of promissing and matured players so that we can rely on our bench. Adding sahko, sahin M’baye and this dutch defender to the team as a whole is a good option.

  9. Donsam

    August 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I quote Kehinde right all we needed is to fortify the squads in as much as the player coming inn is highly rated players i hope is a nice ideals to welcome them so that we’ll have competent bench or reserve. We need trophy by all means.

  10. Adunoye sunday

    August 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Yes Arsenal need the man call his name” Mamadou sahko” pls will sahko for our CB Ase wenger.pls pls pls 20x

  11. Adunoye sunday

    August 21, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Yes Arsenal need the man call his name” Mamadou sahko” pls will need sahko for our RB or CB,MR wenger.pls pls pls 20x

  12. Elgey

    August 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

    sahko is just what arsenal need in the absense of song.. The young man is exceptional, i watched him play against barca. He’ll be a better deal than Tiote.. AW needs to revisit malaga and return with Isco’s signature too.. Were are heading back to the winning ways. God help us.

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