Wolves sign Bakary Sako from St Etienne on three-year deal

Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed midfielder Bakary Sako from St Etienne for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old, who only had one year left on his contract with the French club, has agreed a three-year deal.

Sako, a former France Under-21 international, scored 10 times in 67 league games for the Ligue 1 side.

"He can play on either side, in behind the striker and has a great left foot," Wolves boss Stale Solbakken told the club website. 

"He has great experience from playing in a top-six or seven team in France over the last two seasons and hopefully he can be a match-winner for us."

Sako added: "I have always wanted to play in England because I believe that English football suits my style.

"And I think Wolves is a very good club for me to join."

Sako has become the club's seventh signing of a busy transfer window, following the capture of Bjorn Sigurdarson, Frank Nouble, Tongo Doumbia, Slawomir Peszko, Georg Margreitter and Razak Boukari.

The signing is a boost for Wolves following news that midfielder Jamie O'Hara has faced another setback in his return from injury.