Newcastle have been interested in French International center-back Mamadou Sakho, and have kept an eye in the PSG defender as he has tried to win a first team starting position at the French club.
Mamadou Sakho – wants to leave PSG
But with Brazilian International Thiago Silva staying at PSG, it may be that Mamadou will be struggling again to get a first team place in his club side, the season before the World Cup in Brazil next summer, and he would want to be in the French squad.
There a report in L’Equipe today that has the headline “Sakho wants to leave Paris!” and the 23 year-old says the following:
“I was waiting to talk with the coach and the President, Nasser al-Khelaïfi. Now that it’s done in my head, everything is clear. We will see in the near future which will be my decision.”
Mamadou’s contract ends next summer, so if he does seek a transfer than his transfer fee should be reduced, and it would remain to be seen if Newcastle decider they want to bring in another center-back.
It’s a toss-up between Steven Taylor or Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa who starts at Manchester City alongside Fabricio Coloccini, so Joe Kinnear and Alan Pardew may decode that the defense is OK for next season with three defenders having been acquired in January and Paul Dummett looking very good at left back.
And Paul can also play at right back too, and he already looks to be a very good attacking full-back, whose confidence has risen after his successful loan spell at St. Mirren last season.
Didier Deschamps did not give Mamadou a call-up for friendly match between France and Belgium on Wednesday, and L’Equipe are reporting they think the French International will soon put in transfer request.
AC Milan and Liverpool are mentioned as possible suitors, but Newcastle are not mentioned.
What do you think?
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