Wolves defender Danny Batth believes club can keep Bakary Sako, if they are promoted

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The centre-back is certain the winger will stay at Wolves if they are promoted to the Premier League.

Wolves fans are rightly worried about the future of one of their star players. Malian international Bakary Sako has been catching the eye of Premier League teams in recent times. But Wolves defender Danny Batth thinks he will stay if the club earn promotion to the Premier League.

His contract expires at the end of the season and Sky Sports have been linking him with a move to Aston Villa since October. Last week the Daily Mail reported that West Brom were also keen on his signature.

His form at the African Cup of Nations has not helped matters. He has been in excellent form, even scoring against the Ivory Coast in his last outing.

With all things considered, holding on to Sako is looking like an increasingly difficult task.

However Batth is confident he will remain if the club can earn promotion to the top flight.

When asked who could cut it in the Premier League from the current crop at Wolves, he told the Birmingham Mail:

“I’d like to think everyone in the team could.

“That’s what we are all working towards and I’m sure Sako wants to be part of that.

“I’m sure Wolves are doing everything they can to speak to Sako and I’m sure something will happen at some point.

“He’s a good player and hopefully he’ll be here in the future at Wolves.”

Wolves currently sit in seventh place in the Championship table, just three points behind the final play-off spot currently occupied by Watford.

So they are certainly in with a shot, but if they don't make it Batth might have to say goodbye to his team-mate Sako.

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