By Amir Mir

Wolves could tie up a January loan deal for Crystal Palace attacker Bakary Sako, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC Midlands football reporter Pat Murphy claimed on his personal Twitter account that Championship manager Paul Lambert rates the Premier League player highly.

However, it is said that Lambert is “unsure” about signing the 28-year-old due to the fact he is set to represent Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

Sako joined Palace during the summer of 2015 after his contract at the Molineux club expired, but the pacy winger has found first team football hard to come by.

He has made just four appearances in all competitions this term, failing to start a single match, but he did play 20 Premier League games last season, scoring two goals and supplying one assist.

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During his time in the Midlands, Sako was very much appreciated by the home support due to his powerful and energetic style.

Prior to leave the club, he played 128 games for the club in all competitions, scoring 38 goals and providing 36 assists.

Football Insider verdict: 

Sako returning to Wolves would be a fantastic signing, whether that be a loan or permanent deal, not only that it would be a big plus for manager Paul Lambert. He needs to bring the magic back to the Midlands club and Sako’s style of play is the ideal fit for the former Aston Villa man. Sako is already familiar with the surroundings at Molineux, therefore, he would not need to settle in. Wolves are five points off the relegation zone and if they want to steer clear of the bottom three, then signing Sako is a must. 

In other Wolves transfer news, a furious Jose Mourinho blocked a move for this Manchester United player.