Amid what was a turbulent campaign for the Crystal Palace fans in the Transfer Tavern last time out, one man proved to be the pride of south London as Sam Allardyce retained their Premier League status.
The loan signing of French defender Mamadou Sakho in January proved to be a mammoth addition to the Eagles’ cause in their bid to beat the drop, though the defender has since returned to Liverpool.
It’s unlikely he’ll get too much in the way of first-team football at Anfield after falling out with Jurgen Klopp last year, though recent reports suggest the Reds will only sell up if their £30m valuation is met.
A huge fee, here’s a look at how Palace fans on Twitter reacted.
Why do we keep getting linked with Sakho ffs playing with my emotions Just imagining us signing Van Der Wiel, Sakho and Riedewald #cpfc
— Just that guy (@WillBrown95_) July 25, 2017
Sakho, striker and a better keeper and I'd say we are almost there #cpfc
— Danny Priestley (@priestley93) July 25, 2017
Sakho back in a palace shirt…#CPFC
— Ish. (@SamIsmail1995) July 25, 2017
— Sussex Eagles (@EaglesofSussex) July 25, 2017
— Jonathan Green (@jonagreen) July 24, 2017
If there is the slightest chance of us signing Mama Sakho, we need to take it. But also a RB. #CPFC
— Rob West (@bobbagewest) July 25, 2017