By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham have made an enquiry into Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, according to a report.
Independent fan site Vital Spurs has claimed on Thursday that they have been told that Mauricio Pochettino’s team have made a “tentative enquiry” for the Reds’ 27-year-old, but no offer has yet been made.
The report follows on from the London Evening Standard claiming last week that Liverpool wanted as much as £30million for their centre-back and that Crystal Palace feared the valuation would end their hopes of signing the player they had on loan in the second half of the last campaign.
The Frenchman is however out in the cold under manager Jurgen Klopp at the Merseyside giants despite their valuation following Sakho’s falling out with the German boss during a pre-season tour of the United States last summer.
The 28-time capped France international has not made an appearance for Liverpool since the 4-0 victory over Everton in April 2016, where he in fact scored during the victory.
He had since been demoted to the club’s Under-23s before helping keep a Crystal Palace team led by then manager Sam Allardyce in the Premier League, appearing eight times before suffering a season ending injury.
Football Insider verdict:
This is an extremely bizarre story where Tottenham are involved, but then no one believed they would spend £30million on Newcastle attacker Moussa Sissoko before it actually happened. The north London club did however have some depth issues in their attack when signing Sissoko, but as of now there can’t be any justification on why they would sign Sakho. Pochettino currently has two of the best centre-backs in the Premier League in his team in the forms of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen and splashing out on Sakho would surely be a waste of the transfer budget.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs have made an emphatic decision on this 22-year-old Spanish national.