French winger completes transfer to Leeds United

Hadi Sacko has completed a permanent transfer to Leeds United, having impressed whilst on loan at the Championship club last season.

The 23-year-old winger made 42 appearances in all competitions during the 2016-17 campaign, scoring two goals and assisting four more. And he has now signed a three-year deal with the Whites, who have triggered a clause in the terms of the loan deal.

Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear, confirmed on the club’s official website: “We are delighted to announce the signing of Hadi Sacko today, he is an exciting player with great potential and a player we hope to see develop over the next three years.”

Sacko began his career with Bordeaux, and also had a loan spell at Sochaux, before moving to Portugal in 2014. A second loan spell at Stade Auguste Bonal followed two years later, before Leeds offered him a move to England on an initial loan deal in July 2016.

The Yorkshire club, meanwhile, continue to seek a replacement for Garry Monk, who resigned as manager last week. Aitor Karanka, who was axed by Middlesbrough last season as they struggled in the Premier League, is said to be the current favourite.

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