Naturally, football fans are normally on the look out for transfer rumours affiliated with their respective clubs. This is inevitable, as one’s priority will always be to see how your team is evolving during the transfer window, which can give a good indication of your aspirations for the upcoming season.
However, there are plenty of potential deals lingering about which seem to have no links with the club, yet could have huge implications for the success of a completely different transfer.
To avoid any confusion, let me give you an example which could certainly excite Newcastle fans. A few weeks ago, PSG made a €46m bid for AC Milan’s Thiago Silva. Despite it being rejected, it has made it clear that the French giants are after a new centre back.
With that in mind, let’s switch our attention to Mamadou Sakho, who seems to no longer have a future in Paris because of PSG’s exploits in the transfer market. At the tail end of the season, the 22 year old found himself sitting on the bench, an often clear indicator that the player is no longer deemed indispensable by the club. In fact, the defender has publicly announced that he wants to jump ship and leave the Ligue 1 runners up.
So, do we have a chance of signing Mamadou Sakho? Well, what we have on our side is an established group of French players within our squad. The likes of Cabaye, Ben Arfa and Abeid would certainly allow Sakho to feel at home upon arrival at St. James’ Park.
I’m sure other top clubs will be after him, but players should recognise the speed at which the club is returning to the top of the Premier League. Surely there are top notch players out there who want to be a part of this project?
PSG’s demands shouldn’t be too high due to their willingness to offload Sakho and the unlimited amount of money at their disposal. Sakho is certainly a player we could do with given the defence wearing thin at crucial parts of last season’s push for a European place. It remains to be seen whether we can put up a good fight for one of Europe’s most promising defenders.