Leeds United went about changing many things at the club this summer, including faces going in and out of the club under new boss Marcelo Bielsa. One player whose departure was no surprise was Hadi Sacko’s.
The pacey winger struggled for first-team football last season. His poor end product left Leeds struggling when he featured and despite his early promise, the former Sporting Lisbon man’s departure was no shock.
Considering he was once valued at a whopping £51 million, if going by his release clause at the club, it was quite a fall from grace.
This summer he headed to Las Palmas on a season-long loan deal. Things have not particularly improved.
He has not yet started a game for his new club and was not even in the squad for their last clash against Elche. He is now set to miss their next fixture, after electing to play for Mali on international duty.
In the fleeting five appearances he has made, Sacko has managed to register zero assists and zero goals.
Leeds and Las Palmas will no doubt be considering the longevity of this loan spell in the winter. At the moment, none of the three parties involved are getting the best of the arrangement and a cancellation before heading elsewhere would surely be the best option.