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Hadi Sacko leaves Leeds United on two-year deal as completely forgotten man

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Hadi Sacko leaves Leeds United on two-year deal as completely forgotten man

The Mali winger has joined Turkish side Denizlispor on a two-year deal.

Hadi Sacko has left Leeds United on a permanent deal this week and it seems nobody at the club has even noticed. 

The Mali international has been strongly linked with a move to Denizlispor this month. Now, the club have confirmed on their official website that a deal is done for the Leeds player. The press release states that Sacko has signed with the Turkish Super Lig side on a two-year deal. 

It comes after Sacko enjoyed an impressive loan spell with another Turkish side, Ankaragucu, in the second half of last season. 

(Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

But the lack of interest from West Yorkshire in his exit explains how far his status at Elland Road has dropped. 

The Mali winger first joined Leeds on loan from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2016. The French-born attacker went on to have an excellent first season under Garry Monk. With that in mind, Leeds swooped and made the deal permanent. 


Sacko became Andrea Radrizzani’s first permanent signing as Leeds chairman in June 2017. As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, he cost Leeds a fee in the region of £1.5 million.

But his frustrating lack of end product saw him drift out of the Leeds first-team picture and Sacko was completely abandoned as an option by Marcelo Bielsa.

Now the forgotten man will aim to get his career back on track in Turkey. 

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