Arsenal legend Thierry Henry wants to prize fellow Frenchman Mamadou Sakho away from Crystal Palace during this month’s transfer window, according to the Independent.
They report that the start to Henry’s reign with the Ligue 1 outfit has not gone as planned and he wants Sakho this month to tighten up a defence that has struggled badly thus far.
The Independent claim that Palace are aware of replacements but are not readily willing to sell Sakho; with Premier League survival worth so much to the club.
They have also spent apparently in the region of £30m on the experienced Frenchman and that is simply too much for a club to invest only to lose the player in the middle of a season that is so vital.
It should need an offer more than that £30m that Palace sanctioned for the Frenchman to prize him away. If Monaco are willing to stretch to that, then Palace’s scouts should look for some lavish replacements.
But if Henry has any good sense, he won’t, and that should mean that Sakho remains at Selhurst Park beyond the end of this season and helps continue the mini-resurgence that has taken Palace from relegation peril into the relative safety of 14th.