Paris Saint Germain French International Mamadou Sakho wants to leave PSG for new opportunities elsewhere, and with PSG willing to let their talented defender leave, it could be that Newcastle will become interested.
Mamadou Sakho – 22 year-old PSG center-back available?
Sakho is only 22 years old and has played for all the French Youth sides from U16 through U21, and he has already played for the full France side 5 times, and the 6’2″ Paris-born player can play at either center-back or left back.
PSG have rich backers and they are acting very much like Manchester City, in being willing to bring new players into the club for huge transfer fees, and it seems there may be no future now, for Sakho at his home town club.
The 22-year-old has been very open about wanting to leave PSG if first-team opportunities become limited, and he lost his place in the team late last season, and Arsenal and Liverpool were said to be interested in the player last summer.
Certainly he would fit right in at Newcastle, and he fits the profile of players Mike Ashley wants to bring to Newcastle, and with all the many French players like Yohan Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux and others already on Tyneside, he would settle in very quickly.
And since Newcastle need another center-back this summer, it would seem that Newcastle should at least consider this lad, since it seems he is a top young player and has become available for transfer.
Newcastle always want value for money, and although he was valued at around £15M last summer, that figure could be reduced almost by half, and apparently we have already bid £5M for Douglas, FC Twente’s 24 year-old Brazilian center-back.
PSG are not short of money, so it would at least be worth an initial offer, of say £5M – why not?
Mamadou Sakho made his debut for PSG back in September of 2007, in the club’s 3–0 win over Lorient and he started that game at center-back when he was just 17, and since then he’s played 157 times for the Paris-based club with five goals.