Tottenham Hotspur should make move for Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho

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Tottenham Hotspur should make a move for Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho in the summer transfer window.

Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho warms up before the match

According to The Times, Liverpool want to part company with Mamadou Sakho in the summer transfer window.

Sakho lost his place in the Liverpool team last season and joined London club Crystal Palace on loan in the January transfer window.

The Reds reportedly value the France international defender at £30 million, with the 27-year-old claimed to want to play in the Champions League next season.

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This means that Liverpool and Sakho will have a very limited pool of clubs. After all, how many Champions League teams would be willing to pay £30m for a 27-year-old who played only eight times in the Premier League last season?

Tottenham Hotspur should take advantage of this situation and make a move for Sakho in the summer transfer window.

Spurs need to sign a very good central defender who can step in when Jan Vertonghen and/or Toby Alderweireld get injured or are suspended.

Sakho would be a valuable addition to Spurs, who will be aiming to win the Premier League title as well as progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League next season.

Although it is hard to see Spurs cough up £30m for Sakho, they should test the water and make a bid of £20m or so.

After all, if Liverpool want to let go of the defender and the player himself wants to leave Anfield, then a deal with Tottenham could be reached.

Would Liverpool be making a mistake by selling Sakho to Tottenham? Probably not. After all, the Reds and Spurs will not have the same target next season.

Liverpool will be chasing a top-four finish, while Tottenham will be gunning for the Premier League title.

Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho in action

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