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French side reportedly switch attention from Sanogo to Hull's mis-firing striker

After failing to land Yaya Sanogo on a loan deal from Arsenal, Bordeaux have reportedly moved their attention to Hull City's Yannick Sagbo

French club Bordeaux were one of a number of clubs reportedly looking to sign Arsenal’s Yaya Sanogo on loan for the rest of the season, but although the player was allegedly keen, Arsene Wenger was said to have stopped any potential move to France, preferring the young striker to stay in the Premier League.

With Sanogo’s name off the table, Hull City’s Yannick Sagbo has been mentioned as a possible signing for the Ligue 1 side.

Top scorer Cheick Diabate has been ruled out for three months and Coach Willy Sagnol needs another option upfront to replace the eight goals the Malian striker has added this season.

French newspaper L’Equipe has linked Bordeaux with both Sagbo and Granada striker Youssef El Arabi, but the Spanish club would prefer a loan move and now it seems Sagnol wants a single transfer to boost his options upfront.

Out of favour at Hull City, the French striker moved to Championship side Wolves on loan until January, but in four appearances, he failed to find a single goal. He only played 75 minutes for the second division side.

Before the loan move, Steve Bruce was full of praise for the 26-year-old striker, speaking to the Express and Star:

“He’s a very good player and I’m sure he will do very well for Wolves.

“He is big strong and powerful and he can move – he is quick and he is a good footballer technically too.

“You have got yourselves a really good player and footballer.”

It remains to be seen if Sagbo can ever rediscover the form that saw him score 10 goals in 30 starts for Evian Thonon Gaillard back in 2011/12.

The former Ivory Coast international scored 25 goals for Evian in three seasons, two of them in Ligue 1 and Sagnol may think that a move back to France may just be what Sagbo needs to find that form once again.

It’s clear that he won’t be missed by Hull City. The striker scored twice in his first season, but in 30 appearances he only has those two goals to his name. With Hatem Ben Arfa making the move back to Nice after a spell at Hull, Sagbo could be the next name to make the journey back across the channel.

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