Sako pleading for move to Fulham

Wolves have had a torrid couple of seasons as the side have experienced back to back relegations from the Premier League down to League One.

These drops have left many of their star players looking for a way out and stay in the upper echelons of English football no matter what.

French winger Bakary Sako is the latest player set to leave the club following interest from Premier League side Fulham in recent weeks.

Following interest from The Cottagers, Wolves have been quick to reject any offers for the player who was a regular part of the side that got relegated last season.

But Sako has apparently held direct talks with club chairman Jex Moxley so that he can begin talks with the Premier League side.

The Frenchman believes that the club’s failure to gain promotion has been a key part in his desire to move away from Molineux. When talking with the Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle, Sako declared that “at that first meeting, I sat with [the former Wolves manager] Stale Solbakken and Jez Moxey and they told me if we didn’t get promoted, the club would let me go.”

“I was told I could speak to Fulham and now I don’t understand the delay. I would like things to be sorted out,” he added.

Fulham’s interest in Sako was sparked by the Frenchman’s strong form last season where he scored 9 goals in 37 games in The Championship.

Before joining Wolves at the start of last season, Sako experienced several strong seasons for Saint Etienne in Ligue 1 where he scored 17 goals in 117 appearances for the French side.

Alongside that, the 25 year old has featured for the French U-21 side earning 10 caps between 2009 and 2010.

Sako is just one of numerous players who is thought to be leaving the club over the summer following their relegation.
Many of the squad’s first team players such as Jamie O Hara, Sylvain Ebanks-Blake and Stephen Hunt are out of contract in the next few weeks and are set to leave on a free transfer.

Alongside that, other players have already been sold with Adam Hammill being the first to leave after moving to Championship side Huddersfield Town for £800,000.

With many players already leaving on a free, it will mean that Sako could face a difficult time securing a move away from Wolves but if the price is right, then the Frenchman could get his way in the not too distant future.

Andrew Roach is writer and editor of A keen Arsenal fan who is always on the pulse of all things at the Emirates!