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Louis Saha set to be released

The Premier League journeyman appears to be on the search for a new club (again) after he agreed a compensation package to destroy his current contract.

Saha, who is yet to score this season in his 11 league games – albeit all 11 being substitute appearances –  has  finally run his course in the North-East as Martin O’Neill appears to be closing in on target Danny Graham. Sunderland have struggled to find the net this term unless your name is Steven Fletcher, and want to get rid of the deadwood in order to spark some firepower up front.

Louis Saha has had a mixed career. When he arrived in England from Metz he was thought to be the next big thing, the man who would fire Fulham to glory, and he arguably did that with 27 goals in the Cottagers’ promotion to the Football League back in 2001.

He went on to score 63 goals in 142 appearances for the London club before his big-money move to Manchester United. The fee stumped up by the Red Devils was around £12m which seemed to be a snip for the form he was in, but his Old Trafford career was largely marred by injuries. In the 124 games played for United, he mustered 42 goals and was part of the squad when they won 2 Premier League trophies, a League Cup and even a Champions League trophy.

A move to Merseyside was next for the Frenchman as he was presented with his new Everton shirt and a pay-as-you-play contract. Goodison Park was a happy time for Saha and he signed off at the club with 35 goals in 115 spread across a 4 season stint, but he was eventually released by the club in 2012.

He joined up with Spurs but failed to establish himself at the club and his 4 goals in 11 was not enough to secure himself a longer stay, so he shifted up north to Sunderland, and here we are today…

His career may seem a bit complicated and it is hard not to think what could have been if not for his niggly setbacks, but Louis Saha still has goals in him somewhere, he just needs the right manager to drag it out of him.