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Garry Monk favourite Hadi Sacko’s impending move highlights Leeds United progress

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Garry Monk favourite Hadi Sacko’s impending move highlights Leeds United progress

Leeds United signed the Mali winger from Sporting Lisbon.

Leeds United could be about to find Hadi Sacko a new club. The Mali international is currently on loan at Las Palmas but is now set to cancel that loan deal and move to Mol Vidi in Hungary. suggests the winger wants the move after failing to make any impact with the Spanish side.

A deal should hopefully be done before the end of the transfer window.

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It undoubtedly signifies just how far Leeds have come since the days of Garry Monk.

Sacko was signed on loan from Sporting Lisbon in 2016 and the then Leeds spoke incredibly highly of his impact at the club not long after his arrival.

“He typifies how I want the team to play, and he has brought the character, perseverance and quality that was needed. I need a character like him, and you only have to see what he produced against Blackburn to understand why.

“Hadi has done really well right from the first minute he walked through the door here.

“He is fantastic to work with – an absolute joy – and it’s terrific to have a lad like him at the football club.”

– Garry Monk on Hadi Sacko’s impact at Elland Road


However, things soon turned sour. Sacko’s end product was non-existent and Leeds fans were continually frustrated with his performances. Despite that fact, his loan spell was made permanent for a reported fee of £2 million, according to France Football.

It was, effectively, the first signing of the Andrea Radrizzani era at Leeds but he has barely featured since.

Whilst he has struggled, Leeds have gone from strength to strength, and currently, top the Championship.

As Sacko prepares to scamper off to Hungary, Leeds fans can now enjoy the impact of one of their own, £15m-rated Jack Clarke, in his role.

Times have certainly changed.

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