Date: 3rd January 2017 at 2:33pm
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According to various reports, Blues have today submitted a £4m bid to Premier League Crystal Palace for ex-Wolves winger Bakary Sako.

My immediate thoughts are that this would be a real statement of intent from Blues if they were to secure a deal for this player.

He has proven Championship experience and is certainly an upgrade on what we currently have in the wide areas at St Andrews and it`s clear that we need to strengthen there.

Not only does he have explosive pace and strength, but he also has a very good record in front of goal which is just what Blues need from a wide man.

Sako is also a left footed winger who can play on either side and is also an expert in going around his man when playing wide left.

We don`t really have that sort of option at present where a player can use his pace out wide to get to the byline and whip a cross in.

There’s no doubting that it would be a huge investment for Blues and it’s the most we would’ve paid for a player for a good number of years.

His recent injury troubles and lack of match action at Palace would add to that risk of signing the player but I think it’s a risk worth taking due to the quality he has.

There is also reported interest from a Championship rivals Derby County who would, no doubt, be able to offer Sako a better pay package but a move to Blues would see him straight away become a key player.

He has to question what move would be best for him in terms of his career. Personally, I think that he’d have more of an impact at Blues and could slot into the side with ease.

You only have to take a look at his previous record in the Championship where he scored 15 goals for Wolves where only goal difference prevented them from getting into the play-offs in 2015.

Seeing a player of Sako`s ability linked with Blues is really exciting for the fans and, if Gianfranco Zola could pull off a deal for him, then I don’t think too many of us would be disappointed.

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6 Replies to “Opinion: Sako move would be huge for Blues”

  • I agree, if kept fit, he is a very good addition to the squad. Perhaps the first signal of our intention to return to the premier league since the departure of Chris Hughton.

  • Sacko is injury prone but would be an asset. Why,however don’t we persevere with VSO? Great pace,good shot and young.Training and good coaching needed that’s all. However,we are Blues and any logical thinking lately is a foreign land.

  • £40,000 a week, away in the African nations cup, injury prone, and playing for brummies???????????? and they laugh at the Villa.

  • Brooklyn- Sako’s recent injury problems would make the transfer a risk but his record in the Championship is very impressive. As for VSO, I don’t think he has developed as the club expected. He might benefit from going out on loan and getting some competitive action under his belt.

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