Report: Wolves hero Bakary Sako to return to the Championship
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Report: Wolves hero Bakary Sako to return to the Championship

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Former Wolverhampton Wanderers star Bakary Sako could be on his way back to the UK.

It has been reported by The Sun that the winger is set to join an unnamed Championship club. The transfer would be on a trial with a view to a permanent move.

There have been no concrete reports on which team it is yet, although Sheffield United have been active in the free transfer market with former Wolves players so-far this campaign.

That was after they signed Adlene Guedioura, who played for Wolves between 2010 and 2012.

The former Malian international has been inactive since 2020 where he last played for Pafos in Cyprus – but at 33, could still have a lot to offer.

Sako – A modern Wolves great

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With Wolves now becoming a regular feature in the Premier League, it is easy to forget the role played by Sako in turning around the club’s fortunes.

In 2013, the black country side had suffered back-to-back relegations and were in League One.

A rare shining light in that relegation season was Bakary Sako. The winger decided to stay at Molineux to help them in League One despite being considerably above that level.

His contribution was immense.

Sako’s 27-goal contributions were key for Wolves, as they smashed the third-tier points record.

The star stayed with Wolves for another season. They narrowly missed out on the play-offs in the Championship the following campaign.

In fact, the 78 points they achieved was the most a team had ever achieved without reaching the play-offs.

Sako’s contract was up and decided to leave for the Premier League when he joined Crystal Palace in 2015.

Six years later, he could be set to grace the second-tier once again.