Paris Saint-Germain assistant manager Claude Makelele, the former Chelsea defensive midfielder, says it is not possible for potential Newcastle defensive target Mamadou Sakho to leave the French club in the summer.
Mamadou Sakho – still unhappy at PSG
The 23 year-old French International couldn’t get many games in the first part of the season at PSG, and expressed an interest to move to the English Premier League to get more playing time, so he could enhance his chances of making the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Newcastle have been linked with the player, since it’s likely that we’ll have to replace Fabricio Coloccini in the summer, and this lad looks like an excellent defender.
However, Arsenal and Liverpool are also interested in the player, who may still be third choice, and has to fight it out with Thiago Silva and Alex, the former Chelsea defender, for a starting position in central defense.
This is what assistant Manager Makelele said about the 23 year-old:
“Mamadou is the future of the club.” “It is impossible he could leave. Sometimes I also had bad thoughts as a player. He has to reject them.”
“Of course he needs to hear that he is important but sometimes he has to remain quiet. Mamadou has now reached a level where he cannot act as a child and ask for affection. He is a professional.”
“He is in a world where the strongest ones don’t say anything. The more Mamadou shows his power on the pitch, the more it will be impossible to not play him because he is just a great defender.”
With Mamadou it’s a case of playing regularly, so he can keep in the French squad, and with PSG likely to spend a stack of money again in the summer, that’s because they have it available, it’s not clear that things will change much next season for Mamadou.
And the lad may also want to play at a higher standard in the Premier League, in an effort to improve himself as a player – and after all that’s where a lot of the top French players end up, and come to think of it a lot of them end up at Newcastle these days. 😀
We hope Newcastle go after this player in the summer, although he may be a little expensive.
Mamadou has played 13 times for France and 189 times for PSG with seven goals, since making his debut at 17 back in 2007.
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