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Report: Mamadou Sakho to leave Crystal Palace for Nice

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Report: Mamadou Sakho to leave Crystal Palace for Nice

Crystal Palace defender, Mamadou Sakho, is set to seal a move away from the club and join French side Nice, according to the Daily Mail.

The experienced Sakho, 30, has fallen down the pecking order with Palace manager Roy Hodgson and has found game time hard to come by this term, making just a handful of appearances.

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However, he appears to have got himself a move, with Nice apparently close to landing Sakho to partner Arsenal loanee, William Saliba, in their backline.

Sakho, a £26m signing from Liverpool back in 2017, had been a regular for the Eagles in recent seasons until the signing of Gary Cahill moved him down the ladder somewhat, while favourites such as Scott Dann and Cheick Kouyate continue to do well.

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The report makes no claim on if the move will be a loan or permanent for now but it looks like Sakho might have played his last game for Palace regardless.

 

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Eyebrows were raised when Palace splashed out the money they did on Sakho but, in fairness to him, he’s helped them keep Premier League status so has more than paid that fee back.

A move here is good for all involved and at 30, Sakho should have plenty of life left in him yet. Furthermore, his experience might just help Arsenal, too, given they’ve sent Saliba out to Nice as well.

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