Bakary Sako Closing In On Crystal Palace Return To Aid Relegation Scrap

Bakary Sako could make a dramatic return to Crystal Palace just months after leaving the Premier League side.

The Malian midfielder made 50 appearances for the Eagles before turning down a new deal with the South London club last summer and becoming a free agent.

He signed a short-term contract with Championship side West Brom  in October which was expected to last until the end of this season.

But it’s now reported that the 30-year-old is having a medical and discussing personal terms with his former club prior to them taking over the remainder of that contract.

Sako joined Palace in 2015 following a three-year spell at Wolves, and after a slow start began to run into form under Roy Hodgson.  

He suffered a fractured ankle in his last appearance for the Selhurst Park club, against West Ham in January last year.

After allowing his contract to run down, the midfielder was invited to train with West Brom by Darren Moore and was subsequently signed to the club for the rest of this term.

First team opportunities have been limited at the Hawthorns, though, and the Baggies are now said to be prepared to let Sako go as they pursue other squad options.

It is reported that the Eagles have maintained contact with their former player as they continue to look for ways to increase their average of one goal a game.

Sako came to prominence playing for Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1, but his most prolific years were spent playing for Wolves in the Championship and League 1.

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