Details Of CPFC’s Rejected Sakho Bid + The Likely Outcome Tomorrow

0 Posted by - August 30, 2017 - News

The transfer saga involving Mamadou Sakho and Crystal Palace looks all set to roll on until the end of the transfer window tomorrow night after Liverpool rejected a third offer for the defender from the Eagles.

This report gives details of the exact deal put on the table by CPFC, as well as the likely outcome tomorrow.

Ever since the Frenchman burst onto the scene in SE25 at the end of January, he’s been a smash hit with supporters. Charismatic both on and off the pitch, his displays at the heart of our defence were viewed by many as the key defining factor in our battle against relegation under the guidance of Sam Allardyce.

Despite the change of manager, it’s hardly a surprise to see that the club are still hugely keen for a reunion with Sakho and thankfully, the man himself seems to have his heart set on making a permanent switch south of the river. Obviously, our current predicament (no points and no goals after three Premier League games) isn’t filling too many with confidence but Mamadou obviously has faith in himself and his potential teammates to turn things around with plenty of time to spare.

Having flourished as part of a back four under Big Sam last term, no one can be sure if he’ll have the same sort of impact as part of Frank de Boer’s favoured 3-4-3 system but such concerns are a mere afterthought when we are less than two days away from kissing goodbye to a deal altogether.

My gut feeling as things stand, is that a fee will be agreed between Palace and the Reds before the deadline passes, simply because all three parties have a vested interest in pushing it through. We all knew that negotiations would go to the wire when Sakho’s loan spell expired in May but it hasn’t made the ensuing period any less stressful.

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6 Comments

  • Spiceboy August 30, 2017 - 9:24 am Reply

    We all knew that negotiations would go to the wire? What a load of rubbish you said the deal wouldn’t happen as it was to expensive.

    Another tip for you FDB has a month to save his job or the axe will fall.

    • admin August 30, 2017 - 10:05 am Reply

      In fairness, Ornstein said it wouldn’t happen over price, not me.

  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh August 30, 2017 - 10:00 am Reply

    As i said yesterday. Just cough up the extra few million and get the deal over the line. I don’t buy into this nonsense re FFP. We have wealthy American investors, the TV money, high cost of ticket prices and got Mandanda, Campbell and a few others off the wage bill this summer (Sako, Mutch and Chung do remain though).

    The Board just need to pull their finger out and get deals done quicker. Same mistakes every summer. Everyone knew we wanted Sakho, he wanted to come here and Liverpool wanted 30m. We’ve wasted months trying to get the deal done for 25m (like we did with Benteke).

  • Phil H August 30, 2017 - 11:01 am Reply

    Agreed. We’ve lost 3 weeks by sweating the small stuff – £5 million. £5 million is the small stuff in the context of this market where Andros Townsend has doubled in value in a year. Need to get transfers in early, bedded in pre-season, and get off to a flying start. Instead we wait trying to save a few £s and then have our backs against the wall with the deadline looming. Absolutely pathetic stuff from the board. Abject.

  • Michael Davies August 30, 2017 - 12:09 pm Reply

    So easy for armchair keyboard managers 😂😂😂I forgot how easy it was to burn millions and how easy it is for idiots to happily tell others to spend their money. Also to sell the players who obviously everyone wants like Chungy…and just splash millions… Why stop there, why not just spend until we are in receivership. Utter clowns, get a grip, if the money was flowing I’m pretty sure SP would spend, but it isn’t just down to him you nonsensical wisdom preachers.

  • Phil H August 30, 2017 - 4:03 pm Reply

    Michael – You should be a bit more civil in your discourse as calling other people idiots and nonsensical is a reflection on you as it amounts to a personal attack, rather than a contribution to the debate.

    I am not an armchair manager. I won and run my own business, employ staff, make a profit. Yes you have to balance the books but the club is profitable, the tv income is secure for 2017/2018 and the club made a 9 million pound profit on transfer deals according to the last published accounts up to June 2016.

    I see the board as dithering over the appointment of a new manager and this year’s signings.

    If you think the board have a good track record in appointing managers since 2010 then with respect I think the facts say otherwise.

    Loftus-Cheek and Fosu Mensah are quality loan signings. Sonogo, Adebayor and Remy were an utter waste of money.

    The board have been far too slow in getting the signings in this year. Of all the Premier League clubs I think we have spent the least. That may account partly for why we are bottom of the league.

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