Wolves Fans Are Begging Bakary Sako To “Come Home” This Summer

0 Posted by - April 17, 2018 - News

Wolverhampton Wanderers won promotion back to the Premier League without kicking a ball on Saturday, prompting their former winger Bakary Sako to send a tweet offering his congratulations on the achievement; predictably he was then bombarded with messages begging him to re-sign for the club over the summer.

Sako left Wolves when his contract expired at the end of the 2014/15 season having gone public over his desire to play in the Premier League as quickly as possible, joining Palace on a three-year deal in early August. He scored his first goal for the club on his full debut against Aston Villa fewer than three weeks later before bagging the first of the Eagles’ two goals in their 2-1 over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge a week later.

Sadly, the Mali international’s stunning start to life in SE25 wouldn’t continue at the same pace, with another 29 appearances and no goals throughout the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons suggesting that his time with the club was all set to fizzle out.

It was only when current boss Roy Hodgson took up residence in the Selhurst Park dugout that the big man rediscovered his mojo, being used as a makeshift striker in Christian Benteke’s absence to great effect. Prior to sustaining the ankle injury which ended his season against West Ham in January, Bakary had scored six goals in 19 appearances and had reignited talk over a new deal being offered to him by the club’s directors.

Now, sidelined until the start of next season and allowed to speak to whoever he wants, speculation over a possible switch to Saint-Etienne has been gathering pace, as to has chatter about a possible reunion with the Molineux faithful.

Given the sizeable wage Sako currently pockets in south London, plenty of supporters have voiced concerns about agreeing to an extension on the same terms but after two years in the wilderness, it sounds as though the wide man will have no shortage of options when deciding where to play his football next term.

Would you give him a new deal?

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6 Comments

  • Tom April 17, 2018 - 6:39 am Reply

    Did a job for us occasionally.. never rated him much though tbh so would happily say thanks for your efforts and see ya later.

    • admin April 17, 2018 - 9:14 am Reply

      This is the thing, prior to his run of goal-scoring form under Roy, he wouldn’t have been spoken about glowingly by any fans.

  • Rhys Jones April 17, 2018 - 9:01 am Reply

    When fit he was good but for a big lad, it takes him time to get up to speed, so really he wouldn’t be effective until December next season.

    Good luck to him whatever happens, he did try whenever I saw him play and he helped us with his goals this season thats for sure.

    Now, if we’re talking about wingers and love ins with former clubs, I don’t blame the Wolves fans one bit because if I thought we could get YB back from Everton, I’d be on social media every day lol

    • admin April 17, 2018 - 9:14 am Reply

      I think we can easily get Yala back to be honest Rhys, I’m not sure he’s the same player he was before his injury though.

      • Rhys Jones April 20, 2018 - 12:58 pm Reply

        I think Yala could get back to something like his best at Palace, we know how to use and support wingers.

        I agree, at this stage, he doesn’t look the same but with that type of player and that type of injury, he needs time on the pitch…. & to be loved. Getting subbed all the time whilst trying too hard to prove himself & probably not feeling the love isn’t going to help.

        I’d love him to come back, even if we only ever got glimpses but he gets us and we get him. All clubs need players you can love, even if they arent key players (Speroni?).

        Anyway, I’ll park these thoughts until we are safe, that is all that matters. 4 more points I feel.

        Keep up the good work, loving the articles and insights.

  • Eric The Ninja April 17, 2018 - 6:05 pm Reply

    We need him and more like him. Good attitude and team spirit have kept us going through the dark times and he’s a great addition to both. If we let him go, we’ll have to replace him and that will cost money and be a gamble. Best is yet to come from Sako.

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