It came as very little surprise when Leeds United opted to loan out Hadi Sacko to Turkish outfit Ankaragücü during the January transfer window.
The French winger signed for the Whites in 2016 on loan from Sporting Lisbon, playing 38 games and scoring twice.
The Championship outfit had clearly seen something in Sacko as they signed him permanently in 2017.
After 14 appearances and several managerial changes, Sacko soon found himself way down the pecking order.
Marcelo Bielsa loaned him to Las Palmas for the first half of the current campaign. Having made only five appearances for the Spaniards, he was sent back to Leeds in January.
The Turkish Super Liga side are currently 15th in their division and signed Sacko to help them up the table.
It would appear that the 24-year-old has hit the ground running.
Yesterday saw Sacko net a scintillating goal during his home debut for his new club.
From 25-yards out the Leeds man curled an unstoppable effort high into the goal, handing Ankaragücü a 3-0 victory over Kasımpaşa.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 11, 2019
Leeds fans couldn’t quite believe what they had witnessed, given his sporadic form for the Whites.
They took to Twitter to react to Sacko’s piece of brilliance…
He was actually trying to pass it to the right winger but mishit it
— Alan Wiggy (@AlanWiggypie) February 11, 2019
I don’t know why but I really think Bielsa could work some magic with Hadi!
— Robert Friend (@ROBLUFC1984) February 11, 2019
Got to be his first touch that
— DG (@_Dansson) February 11, 2019
He wasn’t sure what to do when it went in shocked ?
— Briggsy?? (@JBLUFC23) February 11, 2019
One thing about Sacko. Genuine pace. One thing we still lack I think. Wish he could have done more with the final ball..
— Jacko (@jackowacko26) February 11, 2019
christ, loan swap deal for harrison?
— alex #freeshackleton (@MikeDeansSon) February 11, 2019
That’s his attempt at squaring it
— Gareth (@gazLUFC13) February 11, 2019
Must of been an attempted back pass to the keeper?
— lee lindley ?? (@alawlindley) February 11, 2019
He actually is better than Harrison
— Daniel Smith ?? (@Smitty_DanSmith) February 11, 2019
No matter how many times I watch it I still don’t believe it
— Scott Eaglen (@ScottEaglen) February 12, 2019