Palace Sign Mali & Former Wolves Winger Sako on a Free

Crystal Palace have signed winger Bakary Sako on a three-year deal.

The Malian winger has joined The Eagles on a free transfer after his contract at Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers expired earlier in the summer.

Sako started his career with Chateauroux in the French Ligue 2 before joining St. Etienne in 2009.

“I talked to some clubs but when I met Alan Pardew, I felt a good feeling between him and me and that’s why I chose Palace,” Sako said.

“He plays attacking, attractive football so it should be good to play here and score some goals, that’s why I came to join him.”

Bakakry Sako Joins Crystal Palace on a Free Transfer. Image: twitter/ CPFC
Bakakry Sako Joins Crystal Palace on a Free Transfer. Image: twitter/ CPFC

Sako scored 36 goals in 118 appearances last in three years at Wolves, following his arrival for £4m.

He was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year as Wolves won the League One title in 2014.

They were however denied a shot at back-to-back promotions to the English top flight as Wolves missed out on the play-offs by goal difference in the 2014-15 campaign, but Sako made the PFA team of the year again.

He has been capped 14 times by Mali at senior level and scored six goals.

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