DERBY, ENGLAND - Monday, November 28, 2016: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Derby County during the FA Premier League 2 Under-23 match at Pride Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

West Brom to launch £30 million bid for Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho is out of favour and heading for the exit, and reports suggest West Brom want him for £30 million before deadline day.

One of the few senior players to have played next to no part of pre-season for Liverpool, Sakho fell out of favour under Jurgen Klopp last season and spent time on loan at Crystal Palace.

With the London club unable to find the cash for a permanent deal, Sakho has remained sidelined all summer long and has not been part of the Reds’ opening four matches.

Now West Brom are reportedly ready to make a £30 million offer, per the Telegraph, to sign the Frenchman as a replacement for the outgoing Johnny Evans, himself a Manchester City target.

While Sakho retains the faith of a section of Liverpool supporters—thanks in no small part to a lack of real progress in defensive consistency from those regularly picked to play—it’s clear he has no future at Anfield.

The best-case scenario for Liverpool has always been to pick up a big fee for him this summer, and if the Baggies are set to hand over the full £30 million which has been the club’s asking price, few Kopites would caution against accepting the offer.

Of course hope springs eternal that Klopp in turns strengthens his own back line further, even if Sakho wouldn’t have been playing in 2017/18, with Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip still not comparable to other top Premier League partnerships.

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