We all know that there will be a bit of a summer clear out coming and today revealed the first player who seems to be on his way out. Hadi Sacko has posted what looks to be his farewell message via his instagram, no surprise after a season in which he made no impact.
“Not the season I expected on a personal plan but no mater what you guys always have been great support, through all the ups and downs we faced this year. I just wanted to say thank you, I just wanted to say thank you, I don’t know what the future will be made of but one thing is sure, I’ll never forget my time here #MOT #LUFC”
Hadi Sacko is one of those players who will only every progress if he knuckles down and works on his weaknesses. In terms of raw pace and power he is at the top end of players in the Championship. In terms of final product and mentality he is near the bottom. The amount of times he got into promising positions in a Leeds shirt and fluffed his lines was quite staggering and there comes a time when you just cut your losses and move on. In terms of likeability off the pitch many could relate to Sacko but he just wasn’t good enough and that is simply down to himself. Sacko had ability in him, the game at Sheffield Wednesday at the start of last season was quite something, unfortunately he couldn’t produce that enough.
The message is clearly a goodbye, Paul Heckingbottom told the players that he didn’t want they could move on and the fact Sacko didn’t go to Myanmar spelled the end for me. Leeds spent well over £1 million to sign Sacko last summer as the first deal and Sporting Lisbon were more than happy to let the player go. What now for Sacko? He needs to go somewhere that he will have the time to develop and somewhere without the expectation of Leeds United. He would probably do well in League One but I would guess he may head back overseas where the pressure is really off.