Former Wolves winger Bakary Sako has signed for Premier League side Crystal Palace, as announced on the club’s official website.
The Mali international was having a medical at Selhurst park this morning according to Sky sources, and is now the Eagles’ latest signing. Newcastle United’s Fabricio Coloccini could also be moving to Crystal Palace with Bakary Sako, and Palace boss Alan Pardew said this morning that he though he could get a player to sign today, and that is exactly what has happened.
Pardew told Sky Sports News, “I’d like to think I’d add one today. If we can get him over the line, he’ll be an exciting player. We’ve got a bit of business to do. We might have to bring one more player in. I’d run with the players we have got now.”
Sako had made 111 league starts and 7 substitute appearances for Wolves during his time at the Midlands club since joining in 2012, and bagged himself a total of 36 goals in those games. Last season, he was Wolves’ joint top goal scorer.
A number of Premier League sides have been keen on Bakary Sako recently, with Leicester City, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Aston Villa all chasing the winger, but West Brom were reportedly the closest to landing his signature, with reports he was even at the club undergoing a medical. However, Alan Pardew has won the race for the winger, and Sako has now been announced as an official player at Selhurst Park.