Ben­teke wants Sakho to re­main at Palace

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Crys­tal Palace striker Chris­tian Ben­teke is ea­ger to con­vince on-loan de­fender Ma­madou Sakho to stay at the Premier League club past this sea­son, the Bel­gian in­ter­na­tional has said.

Palace have lost just twice and kept four clean sheets in the eight league games where Sakho, who joined Palace from Liverpool on loan in Jan­uary, has played at cen­tre-back.

Ben­teke, who has scored 16 goals this sea­son, played with Sakho at Liverpool and said that once 16th-placed Palace were safe from rel­e­ga­tion, sign­ing the French­man, who suf­fered a knee in­jury last week, would be the next pri­or­ity.

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