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Liverpool agree €23m deal to sign Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho, subject to medical according to reports in France.

English media reported last night that the Reds are looking to secure a deal for Sakho, and in the morning French news outlets claims that a deal has been done for €23 million including bonuses. The Reds will pay €18-19 million upfront, and the rest will €4 million will be paid as bonuses.

mamadou sakho  Liverpool agree €23m deal to sign Mamadou Sakho

According L’Equipe, Sakho is set to sign a 4-year-contract with the Reds, and will earn €100k a week at Liverpool.

The 23-year-old France international, who had just one year remaining at his contract was determined to ply trade away from France, while Serie A giants Roma were also thought to be interested in his signature.

Defence was one of the key areas that needed reinforcements for the Reds in the summer and manager Brendan Rodgers was forced consider deals for both llori and Sakho, the two players heavily linked throughout the summer, following injury to Kolo Toure, while playing against Notts County in the Capital One Cup tie.

Sakho, who can also play as a left-back (he also played as goal keeper in his last match for the Ligue 1 champions) is already an established star in the international arena, as he has bagged 14 caps for his nation already. The highly promising youngster would add sufficient quality that will help the Reds mount a strong challenge for the Champions League spot.

He will become the sixth major singing of the summer following the arrivals of Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet, Luis Alberto, Aly Cissokho and Iago Aspas.

Liverpool are also looking to secure a deal for Sporting defender Tiago llori and according to reports from The Telegraph, the Reds are closing in on a £8 million deal for him.

Share your views about the two probable signings? Are Liverpool now ready to mount a strong challenge for top four finish?

Comments (8)

  1. I hope this is true cus av bin hearing a lot of rumour abt our transfers wen is no where near complete………….go lfc…..ynwa

  2. With dis two signing,we are already at d top of d table not only chalenging

  3. 20m????

  4. Way too much cash considering he is surplus to requirements! or is this just more wild speculation as usual..LFC have been linked with about 100 players this summer and how many have they signed? 5!! and of those how many would get in the top 5 sides in the Prem? None of them!!

    • I believe 3 of our new players could slot into Top 5 sides

      1. Toure, with current opening form he’s very solid and that’s what all top teams are looking for CB
      2. Mignolet
      3. Cissokko

  5. be delighted if we pull these two signings off..we need an attacking player tho got rid off too many without replacing them

  6. Who makes up these stories???? There is no way Liverpool are paying that much to get him, he’s in his last year of his contract as well.

  7. Up liverpool,with this new signin. Liverpool will get to d top four finish