These Quotes From Steve Parish Suggest A Deal For Sakho Is On The Cards

0 Posted by - May 17, 2017 - News

Steve Parish has admitted directly that Crystal Palace will actively pursue a permanent transfer move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho over the course of the summer.

These quotes from Parish see him speaking incredibly positively about the chances of bringing Sakho to Selhurst permanently. 

Despite missing the last few games of the summer with a knee injury he sustained in the home defeat to Tottenham a few weeks ago, Sakho has remained in the hearts and minds of the Palace faithful; almost all of whom are convinced we wouldn’t have beaten the drop without his influence on the team at the heart of our back four.

So commanding has Mamadou been in his brief stint in SE25 that he was placed on the club’s official shortlist for Player Of The Year, a subject that caused much hilarity in wider footballing circles but was totally understandable to those of us who have watched the team struggle through the vast majority of games in which he hasn’t taken part this season.

Having returned to Selhurst Park to take part in the end of season lap of appreciation on his crutches, it’s clear that the man himself feels at home in SE25 and with his working relationship with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp all but dead, there seems to be a sense of willing from all sides to get the wheels moving over a permanent deal for the French international.

Throughout his stint as owner of Crystal Palace, Steve Parish has always been careful not to speak too positively about any potential transfers that don’t have a realistic chance of coming off, making his comments about a possible deal for Sakho all the more encouraging. Mamadou himself has already praised the Eagles chairman for the passion he showed when convincing him to leave Anfield for SE25, giving us all hope of a happy ending to negotiations in the not too distant future.

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  • Tom May 17, 2017 - 9:55 am Reply

    If he thinks there is a negotiation to be had then there certainly will be no deal.. 30 mill is the minimum.. that could even go up based on other transfers.. the player will not want to play with little Palace fighting relegation anyway, not under fat Sam the bung man.. he is a CL player and will be in Serie A next season. Liverpool want to use him as part of the Kolibaly deal and Napoli want Sakho so don’t get your hopes up!

  • RoyK May 17, 2017 - 10:08 am Reply

    Just because Parish says that Liverpool must negotiate doesn’t mean that Liverpool will negotiate. Sakho played well at Crystal Palace, which should raise interest levels of other clubs. And no disrespect, but having played at PSG and at Liverpool, Mama must be wanting European football now. Bottom line, either pay the set price, or watch him go to a club who will.

    • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh May 17, 2017 - 11:44 am Reply

      You say played for big clubs like PSG and Liverpool but he left PSG to go to a team not in the ECL –
      Liverpool – in search of first team football. He then left Liverpool to a team not in any European Competitions – Palace, like Liverpool but not challenging for top 4 – in search of first team football again.

      If you ask me Sakho will gladly move to a lesser team if he is guaranteed playing time and decent pay. Hence the PSG->Liverpool->Palace career trajectory.

      Just because we keep beating you on your own patch doesn’t mean we want to read your bitter belittling comments. You haven’t won the league in my lifetime and the last time you were in the ECl you drew to Ludograts so don’t pretend Liverpool are some sort of sporting behemoth, most of your best players leave to bigger clubs just like the rest of us.

  • Jason May 17, 2017 - 10:18 am Reply

    Here we go again with a club and ‘tricky’ Allardyce involved. Owner Steve Parish states that some sort of an agreement must be made and he will ”not pay over the odds’ for the player. This sort of approach is standard Allardyce procedure. Any club he is in when selling it is for the top price and when buying it is that the club is ”really really poor” and has no money. He does it all the time. They want Sakho to keep them in the prem next season – a fact. If they want him they pay for him as that is what LFC have to do if we want a player. FSG should be sufficient business ghuru’s to get the rate for him else sell him abroad and NOT a season long loan to Palace next season. Trying for another loan will be Plan B for them I am sure – keep loaning him until his contact runs out then get him free. Personally I favour his sale abroad for the proper price.

  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh May 17, 2017 - 12:04 pm Reply

    The only problem with buying Sakho means we give money to Liverpool whose fans are some of the most bitter and deluded i have ever come across.

  • Richard C May 17, 2017 - 1:41 pm Reply

    Jason, Daniel Levy has been trying to rob teams blind for years on transfers and you know what, just about every manager worth his salt will try and sell high and buy low – why wouldn’t you?

    The questions those expecting £30m for Sakho should ask, is who is willing to pay £30m for him? Who can put up with his off field antics (which appear to have been resolved at Palace, but who knows why, maybe because he is happy here)? Finally, is playing champions league football the be all and end all of football because not every player strives only for that. Many players would say playing in the Premier league on a regular basis and representing your country are the pinnacle of your career, oh… alongside picking up £100,000 a week in the process.

    • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh May 17, 2017 - 1:49 pm Reply

      Not playing in front of a load of whiny, two-faced Liverpudlians would be a huge achievement too! Seem to remember Sakho was a cult figure there not too long ago.

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