Bakary Sako: Wolves winger deserves to play higher - Dicko

Dicko, Sako
Nouha Dicko and Bakary Sako scored in the same game eight times in their time together at Molineux

Wolves striker Nouha Dicko says that team-mate Bakary Sako deserves the chance to play on a higher stage.

The France-born Mali international, 27, has honoured the three-year deal he penned when Stale Solbakken signed him from St Etienne in August 2012.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett now expects him to move on as a free agent.

"We all know he can play higher. He has respected his contract. It's time for him to go and express himself on a bigger stage," Dicko told BBC WM.

Bakary Sako's time at Molineux
115 (9) appearances, 38 goals, just as many assists, lots more near misses and plenty of eye-catching celebratory dance moves

"He is a good buy and a great professional and he has given a lot to the club. For him, it is the right time to move on.

"If he does on now go to a Premier League club, it will be with everyone's best wishes."

Sako appeared to say his fond farewells to the fans at Molineux on the final day of Wolves' season, when they just failed to reach the Championship play-offs.

"He even cried on the pitch when when he was walking round the ground clapping everyone," continued Dicko.

"It shows what a great time he had and what a great relationship he had with the fans."

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