Liverpool is demanding £20-million for central defender Mamadou Sakho from prospective clubs as prerequisite to let go of the French international.
This is despite the fact that the center-back’s lack of first team appearances this season, with the player falling out of favor under club manager Jurgen Klopp.
Spanish La Liga side Sevilla is among the clubs reportedly interested in the signature of the France defender, and Liverpool have revealed that he is not going for less than Mamadou Sakho.
Mamadou Sakho has been playing for the Red’s under- 23 side in recent weeks, and is not under consideration to feature in the senior team anytime soon.
Mamadou Sakho missed the end of last season after he was suspended by Europe’s football governing body UEFA, but the real career setback came when he was sent home from the Red’s tour of the United States during the summer, with manager Jurgen Klopp not impressed with his attitude.
Liverpool has placed an asking price of £20 million for Mamadou Sakho and it is likely that he will leave the club as Jurgen Klopp is not impressed with his attitude of the pitch.
The player has not featured in any first team appearance since the start of April 2016, and it is highly likely that he will be allowed to leave the club.
If several clubs show interest in the player then of course the Merseyside club is entitled to increase the price and benefit from the advantage, but if Liverpool gets the asking £20-million, the Reds would have made one of the most profiting deals of the transfer window.
Mamadou Sakho began his playing career at Paris FC before switching to Paris Saint-Germain’s youth side in 2002. He became the youngest player to captain a Ligue 1 club in October 2007. He transferred to Liverpool for £18 million in 2013.