West Bromwich Albion podcaster Adrian Goldberg has been discussing a potential January transfer move from the Baggies for Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho.
This comes after Goldberg recently co-hosted the latest episode of West Brom-themed podcast The Liquidator where he spoke about a number of different topics concerning Sam Allardyce’s side.
On the subject of potential transfers the club could look to make during the current January transfer window, Goldberg had this to say on Sakho, who has been linked with a move to The Hawthorns recently via The Athletic.
He said: “When I’ve seen Sakho, he looks like a very good player who would shore up our defence. Apparently, his wages are something like £100k a week. He’s out of contract at the end of the season, so maybe he will go to a club who can offer him a longer-term contract.
“I can’t see us offering £100k a week in any kind of long-term deal to anybody, but purely as a footballer and what I’ve seen of him, I think Sakho could be a very good signing for us, and obviously Allardyce likes him.”
Palace signed Sakho back in the 2017 January transfer window from fellow Premier League side Liverpool before signing him on a permanent deal in the summer window of the same year.
Overall, the 30-year-old, who is currently valued at £8.55 million, has made 74 appearances for Roy Hodgson’s side in which he has managed to score one goal and provide two assists (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Adrian Goldberg’s comments on a potential January move for Sakho…
With Sakho having played under Allardyce at Palace during the 2016/17 season, it’s understandable why the Baggies boss would be interested in linking up with the Frenchman once again.
Would Sakho be a good signing for West Brom this month?
However, with the defender having picked up a rather disappointing season rating of 6.06/10 for his performances in the Premier League so far this season, this suggests that he may not be the best option for West Brom to sign this month.