Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako has admitted that he would love to return to his former club, St Etienne before he retires, as per Tribal Football.

Sako was in St Etienne’s first team squad for four seasons before moving to England to join Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2012, before his move to Crystal Palace came about.

He is currently out of action since being injured in the London derby against West Ham at the London Stadium in January. Since this time, Palace have only won one game and gained only five points from a possible 24.

Palace have five games left to try and survive the drop zone, starting this Saturday at home to arch rivals Brighton and Hove Albion.

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In a recent interview, Sako was asked (via Tribal Football):

Consider a return to France and ASSE?

The Malian winger replied (via Tribal Football):

In France, I do not know, but Saint-Etienne, yes, it is something that is really probable. It’s true that I always wanted to work again with Christophe Galtier, he was like my second father in Saint-Etienne, and I have an extraordinary memory of him. So why not?

So Sako may be on his way out of Selhurst Park soon and may be returning to France after three seasons in London.