Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has told the club’s official website that Bakary Sako will leave in the summer transfer window.
Jackett made the revelation following today’s 4-2 victory over Millwall at Molineux in the Championship.
Despite the win, Wolves failed to finish in the top six of the Championship and ended outside the playoffs.
Wolves boss Jackett has now admitted that the 27-year-old is set to leave on a free transfer.
“It is certainly a possibility with us staying in the Championship and with him having the potential and the offers to go elsewhere,” the 53-year-old told Wolves’ official website regarding the possibility of Sako leaving.
“I feel that the Chairman and the Board of Directors have done very well to hold him this long. It would have been an easy decision to sell him maybe a year ago.
“By the looks of it he will move on a free transfer and that has been a huge commitment by the Board to keep him here and let him see out of his contract.”
Sako has been on the books of Wolves since 2012 and has been one of the best players for the team over the past three years.
The Mali international attacker enjoyed a very good campaign on a personal level this term, scoring 15 goals and creating 60 chances in 41 Championship appearances.
It remains to be see which club Sako joins. Given his reputation and his performances in the Championship, one should not be surprised if he ends up playing in the Premier League next season.