Liverpool former player moves to Georgia

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Former Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has completed a move to Georgian top-flight side Torpedo Kutaisi

The 34-year-old Frenchman will be working under former Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean at a club who are currently second in the Erovnuli Liga. 

Kutaisi have qualified for next season’s UEFA Europa Conference League first qualifying round, meaning Sakho will be strutting his stuff on the continental stage before long.  He has agreed a one-year deal in Georgia, with the option of a further year. 

“The contract with Mamadou Sakho has been agreed. After Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Montpellier, the next club in Mamadou Sakho's career is Kutaisi Torpedo,” the club said.

Talks between Mamadou Sakho and Kutaisi Torpedo lasted for about 2 months and the parties agreed on all the details of his transfer.

"The player will not only help Kutaisi Torpedo to win titles, but he will be a kind of ambassador to the international football community," the statement reads. 

Sakho hasn’t played since October 2023, in a game for Montpellier away at Lorient, his only game of last season. 

Having fallen out with Montpellier coach Michel Der Zakarian, Sakho cut ties with the club in November, becoming a free agent. 

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