According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Ham and Crystal Palace are keen to sign Guimaraes right-back Falaye Sacko this summer.
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In fact, the newspaper suggests that both the Hammers and the Eagles have already made contact with the 25-year-old’s advisors Spartacus Management regarding a potential move to either the London Stadium or Selhurst Park.
West Ham and Crystal Palace will both be keen to sign a new right-back this summer.
The Hammers will be especially keen.
Pablo Zabaleta is leaving at the end of this season and Jeremy Ngakia could walk away for nothing at the end of this month.
On top of those issues, Ryan Fredericks has failed to impress at the London Stadium.
The Daily Mail suggest that Falaye Sacko could be an option for West Ham. But the east London outfit could face competition from Palace for the 12-capped Mali international’s signature.
The 25-year-old has racked up three assists in 16 league games for Guimaraes this season (Who Scored).
In those outings, he has averaged 2.4 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 1.8 clearances and 0.6 dribbles per game (Who Scored).
Sacko is an attacking right-back, and he is at the perfect age to make the jump up to the Premier League.
The Mali ace is obviously unproven in England, however, so it will be somewhat of a risk to sign him this summer.
If West Ham or Palace can pick Sacko up for a reasonable fee though, signing him might just be worth the punt for both London clubs.