Ayre hailed it as the kind of âmarquee signingâ fans have wanted to see following failed attempts to land the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Diego Costa and Willian this summer.
âSakho is a top, top centre-half and that adds to the great centre-back pairings that we have already and it will give that depth,â Ayre said.
âHeâs an important marquee signing for us. It was a difficult one for us to get, but Iâm very pleased that weâve been able to attract him to the football club.
âOne of the things that Brendan said was that he wanted to add real depth and strength and Sakho is a Champions League player of great pedigree and experience.
âI think itâs difficult to imagine anyone filling Jamie Carragherâs shoes, but what the arrival will do is bring huge strength and experience to the squad.
âI think importantly, when you see him on the pitch, you see that heâs a leader and heâs very strong."
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