In the bids of making a surprise return back to the Premier League next season, Championship club West Bromwich Albion has officially announces the signing of attacking midfielder Bakary Sako on a season-long contract.
The 30-year-old attacker leaves former club Crystal Palace as a free agent with no chance at contract extension, following the arrival of Max Meyer to the club.
The Mali international, who is not new to Championship style of football, has formerly plied his trade with Wolverhampton Wanderers scoring 38 goals in 124 appearances for the the club before joining up the Eagles at the Selhurst Park in 2015.
Bakary Sako laid claims that Albion manager Darren Moore‘s passion that made him join the team at the Hawthorns.
Speaking on about Moore, Sako said via Albion’s website: “He played a big part, a lot of Premier League clubs wanted me but as soon as I knew Darren wanted to see me I went to see him straight away and we clicked.
“The way he manages players, the way he talks, he’s passionate and I love that, that’s why I came here.”
Speaking about his new signing to the club, Darren Moore said: “He brings great experience and adds greatly to our goal threat across a range of positions. We’re delighted to get him.
“He brings competition to the group and a know-how of this division. He’s been a credit to himself while he’s been training with us and I can vouch for the fact that the way he has committed to us has been exceptional.”
The Baggies currently tops the table with 20 points and will return to action on Wednesday for EFL Championship match against Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium.