Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react after Fanatik reported that Trabzonspor are interested in signing Mamadou Sakho this month.
The Turkish outfit – who currently have the 15-goal Alexander Sorloth in their ranks on loan from the Eagles – are believed to be keen on the 29-cap France international with Trabzonspor manager Hüseyin Çimşir eyeing up the centre-back.
Sakho – formerly of Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool – has struggled for game time this season due to a couple of niggling injury issues, as well as a three-match suspension having picked up a straight red card against Bournemouth.
Roy Hodgson also added Gary Cahill to his ranks back in the summer, further bolstering the centre-back department and making Sakho just one of five centre-backs at the former England manager’s disposal – the 72-year-old has Scott Dann, Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, Cahill and Sakho to choose from in the position.
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Let’s see how the Eagles supporters on Twitter reacted to Trabzonspor’s interest…
Take him. He’s injured more than he is fit to play.
Would be a great player otherwise. Shame
— Dean Miles (@deanmiles23) January 13, 2020
They can have him, such a player but injured to often. Never got value for him
— oscar nicholson (@oscarnicholsonn) January 13, 2020
These two supporters were willing the Super Lig side on to take Sakho off Palace’s hands.
Dean said that the 29-year-old is “injured more than he is fit to play” before saying that he’d be a “great player otherwise”.
Another fan named Oscar said that Trabzonspor “can have him” before stating that Palace “never got value” for the defender – ouch.
Sell. He’s on high wages and spends more time on the treatment table than on the pitch. His stock will only go down each season.
— Anthony Hudson (@alffy1977) January 13, 2020
Sell, would reduce wage bill, we have sufficient cover at CB
— Stov (@stovman68) January 13, 2020
These two fans also said that Sakho should be sold, but gave different reasons.
Anthony said that the centre-back is on “high wages” and that his “stock will only go down each season”.
Elsewhere, ‘Stov’ said that the Eagles should sell as “we have sufficient cover” at centre-back.
They won’t when they find out what he gets paid every week!
— Gordon Bennett (@Bennett1Gordon) January 13, 2020
Furthermore, Gordon said that the Turkish side won’t want Sakho anymore when they find out how much he gets paid each week – the Frenchman currently earns £100k-a-week at Selhurst Park.
For £20m, unfortunately, I’d let him go. But it’d be such a massive shame, and the only reason I’m saying that is because of injuries.
— Liam© (@liamb0117) January 13, 2020
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Lastly, Liam said that he’d let Sakho go “for £20m” before mentioning that an exit would be “such a massive shame” and that the Palace No.12’s injury problems are the only reason behind his thinking.
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