The summer transfer window could be about to go into overdrive after West Brom agreed a deal with West Ham for striker Diafra Sakho yesterday.
Sakho has made his unhappiness at West Ham well known in recent months, prompting speculation over his future to begin well before last season drew to a close, but following supposed interest in him from Palace a week or so ago, West Brom have made their intentions known, which could well be the signal for their own wantaway frontman Saido Berahino to make a break for it.
The current Baggies’ striker has been angling for a move away from The Hawthorns for more than a year now, and has already seen his relationship with West Brom’s owner Jeremy Peace tested over his refusal to let him leave for Tottenham last summer, but it appears as though he may finally get his wish following news of the apparently imminent move for Sakho.
With supporters having watched on with frustration for much of the last few weeks, the sense of gridlock that had seemingly taken hold of most mid-level Premier League outfits could be set to conclude with news of this switch, setting in motion a chain of events, detailed in the above Telegraph feature, which could feasibly see players moving all over the division in the next week or two.
The beginning of the new Premier League season is now less than two weeks away, increasing the sense of urgency amongst numerous clubs, ourselves included, to ensure that their houses in order in good time for the moment that the first ball is kicked in anger.
Try not to get too excited just yet, but it looks as though Sakho’s departure from East London will trigger a gigantic falling or dominos across the country.
Watch this space.