We reported last Wednesday that Paris-Saint Germain’s top class defender Mamadou Sakho was available, after his French club said they would let him leave in the summer.
Mamadou Sakho – top young PSG defender
Sakho lost his place in the first team towards the end of last season, and he is looking for first team football, and if he cannot regain his place he would rather leave for first team opportunities elsewhere.
The current PSG and former Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelotti, is trying to bring in a new center-back, so lets hope he’s not too interested in a certain 6’4″ Brazilian called Douglas, at FC Twente.
When Sakho was made available, the news is that Newcastle were immediately informed of the status of the 9 times capped French International, although we think he could be a little expensive for Newcastle.
This lad is highly rated and probably worth close to £10M, but the fee last summer was said top be £15M when a number of top clubs were said to be interested in signing him.
Sakho doesn’t turn 23 until next February, and he has played for all the French Youth sides from U16 through U21, and he has played for the full France side 5 times, and the 6’2″ Paris-born player can play at either center-back or left back.
He’s obviously a talented player, but there’s probably better value elsewhere – like £5M for 24 year-old 6’4″ FC Twente center-back Douglas as one example.
But we don’t feel too confident about Newcastle getting Douglas to Newcastle in late August.
What do you think?