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Crystal Palace: Fans react as Mamadou Sakho is linked to Lyon

Crystal Palace: Fans react as Mamadou Sakho is linked to Lyon - Crystal Palace

It looks like defender Mamadou Sakho could be leaving the club in the summer transfer window, as reports suggest negotiations are underway with a Ligue 1 side to secure the Crystal Palace player. A lot of Palace fans have been reacting to this recent news with many suggesting it is probably best for all involved. 

The French centre-back first joined the Eagles on loan and after impressing, the club decided to make the deal permanent in 2017, per Transfermarkt. The former Liverpool defender became an immediate hit, oozing a quality on the ball that fans of the South London side had not seen in a defender for a while, and this was summed up by an article from the Evening Standard about the player.

Is it the best time for Sakho to leave the club?

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Yes

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With L’Equipe now suggesting Lyon want to sign the player, it seems like Palace fans are accepting he will leave, and it is understandable that they now want to recoup some of the £25.38 million he signed for as he has struggled for the last two seasons to get into the first team due to injury issues.

In total Sakho has missed 52 games due to injury, per Transfermarkt, with 31 of them games being from February 2019. This plus the fact he is now 30 and their squad depth in this position is good, as they have four other centre-backs, supports why Palace fans feel it may be best to let him go.

Here is what they said following the news:

Palace fans, what do you think of the news? Comment below!


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