Yaya Sanogo is still without a club after 7 months and the former Arsenal frontman is pleading for a new home.

Huddersfield Town's Yaya Sanogo during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Picture date: Friday, March 5, 2021. Copyright: Tim Goode
Huddersfield Town’s Yaya Sanogo during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield. Picture date: Friday, March 5, 2021. Copyright: Tim Goode

Yaya Sanogo has been without a club since last summer when he was released by Huddersfield after a few months with them at the end of the 20/21 season.

Nine appearances without a goal or assist was, clearly, not enough to convince them that they should offer the forward a lengthier deal.

Now 29, Sanogo is valued at under £1m having only ever garnered loan fees throughout his career, but never a transfer fee.

In an interview with La Depeche, Sanogo said: “Covid happened.

“I haven’t seen the list but there’s a lot players in this situation. Clubs have less money so they’re a bit more reticent – especially mid-season.

“I had contacts with certain clubs. Some didn’t interest me, others were thinking about it but didn’t follow up. It’s become very hard. I’ve a few contacts but they need to go somewhere.

“I’m ready since I’m training with Toulouse but I now need for someone to give me a chance.”

Since leaving Arsenal permanently in 2017, Sanogo has also played for Toulouse where he scored 16 goals, with four assists, in 72 matches.

In total, across his career, Sanogo has 36 goals, and nine assists, from 157 appearances.

Before signing for Huddersfield, Sanogo was expected to sign for Middlesbrough, and even spent two weeks in quarantine ahead of the move, only to fail his medical.

At the start of the season, there were four former Arsenal players without a club – Sanogo, Jack Wilshere, Dan Crowley and Samir Nasri.

Jack Wilshere, as we know, is also still without a club and has been training with Arsenal. It is thought he could be on his way to Serie B with Como, who tried to sign him in the summer but were scuppered by new Brexit regulations.

Dan Crowley eventually signed for Cheltenham in October before moving to Willem II on loan in the recent transfer window.

Nasri opted to retire at the age of 34. Hardly anyone noticed.

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