Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has admitted that he is excited by the prospect of working with Bakary Sako next season, according to the Birmingham Mail.
Sako enjoyed a string season as Wolves won League One at a canter, and Jackett is poised for bids for the Mali international.
But the Wolverhampton boss has stated that recent signing Rajiv van La Parra is not a replacement for the winger.
Jackett stated to the Midlands based Newspaper that he is looking forward to working with his wingers next season, which will be Wolverhampton’s first back in the Championship.
“I am very excited about our wide options,” said Jackett.
“Our wide options are very good. Sako got nine goals in his first year here in the Championship and that’s where he is looking.. nine goals plus. “Regarding his shooting ability he has a lot of power, particularly in his left foot. I want to get Sako into shooting positions as much as we possibly can.”
The Welsh manager also stated that Sako’s presence will be less noticeable in the Championship than League One.
“It is not quite the same with Wolves in the Championship as it was in League One… there is not quite that ‘stand out’,” he said.
“For whatever reason though he stayed. Personally I was very pleased that he stayed and he did well for me and he did well for the club.
“I think he is happy here. I don’t think he is unhappy. He doesn’t come across that way. He has been very genuine with me in terms of being honest with what he wants and what he wants to do. But I’m looking forward to working with him again. He has done very well and long may it continue.”