According to Portuguese outlet Record, Leeds have agreed to make Hadi Sacko their first summer recruit in a €2million deal and have already paid the initial installment of the deal. The 23 year old spent the entirety of last season on loan at Leeds from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon , making 38 appearances.

Sacko joined up with Leeds during their pre-season trip to Ireland, and was featured in the background of a squad photo posted by assistant manager Pep Clotet on Twitter before any rumours of the signing were even in existence. His full league debut came at Elland Road in the second game of the season against Birmingham City, after making a brief cameo in the previous game away at QPR. Hadi scored in the 2-1 loss at Elland Road, and continued to impress in his early appearances for the whites racking up a number of assists as well as another goal in the 4-1 away victory at Preston on Boxing day.

It can be argued that the level of Sacko’s performances dropped in 2017 which lead to the FrRenchman being dropped to the bench on a number of occasions, after starting the majority of games prior to January. Never the less, when coming off the bench Hadi’s raw pace caused defenders problems; however his inconsistent final product became extremely frustrating to watch- as after seeming completing the hard work for himself and beating defenders, Hadi was unable to complete the seeming easier following pass or cross.

It is clear that Hadi has lightning pace, and showed glimpses of his talent on many occasions last campaign, and at only 23 years old it is worth paying the €2million price for the former France under 20 international with a €60million release clause included in his current Sporting Lisbon contract. However, with Leeds currently managerless after Garry Monk’s resignation on Thursday, will Sacko fit into the new managers plans?

 

 

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