The West Brom fans here in the Transfer Tavern are really excited by the prospect of adding Mamadou Sakho to their squad for next season.
According to a report by The Sun, the Baggies are prepared to rival Crystal Palace for the Liverpool defender, whose future at Anfield remains unclear despite impressing on loan at Crystal Palace.
The Crystal Palace fans by the bar were purring yet again at Sakho’s impressive defensive display when the Eagles beat Arsenal 3-0 last night, but the mood has become more downbeat since news of West Brom’s interest surfaced.
The 26-year-old was out of favour at Liverpool before securing a January loan move to Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace and the French international defender is wanted by the South London club on a permanent deal.
However, West Brom boss Tony Pulis is aiming to land a new centre half, especially after losing Jonas Olsson.
Mamadou Sakho is believed to be on Pulis’ wishlist this summer as West Brom aim to kick on after a successful campaign this season.
It looks like this could become a two-way bidding war and our landlord has tipped this transfer situation to get very interesting if Liverpool agree to sell Sakho this summer.
West Brom and Crystal Palace fans – who will win the race to sign Sakho? Let us know in the comments below…