MOT View: How Hadi Sacko has performed in Euro league since Leeds exit
Hadi Sacko was always a player who had Leeds United fans talking during his three-year spell at Elland Road.
Sacko, 26, first arrived in West Yorkshire on loan from Sporting CP in July 2016 with the view to the move being made permanent at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
After playing 42 matches in all competitions for the Whites, the Mali international was signed up on a full-time basis for £1.5million.
However Sacko’s permanent move to Elland Road was not made easy as Garry Monk, the manager who signed the attacker, quit his role at the club in Andrea Radrizzani’s first summer as owner.
From there on, it was difficult for Sacko who barely featured for Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom in the 2017/18 season.
And, once Marcelo Bielsa arrived at Elland Road in the summer of 2018, Sacko’s days as a Leeds player were numbered with the winger not even being handed a shirt number by the Argentine.
Sacko spent the first half of that season on loan at Las Palmas before heading to Turkey for the first time by joining Ankaragücü in January.
While in the Turkish capital, Sacko scored three goals in 15 appearances to help Ankaragücü avoid relegation from the Super Lig.
His performances also attracted the attention of Denizlispor, who struck a permanent deal with Leeds last summer to sign the Malian attacker.
Sacko’s miserable time at Leeds ended and this season, he has been a regular for Denizlispor, appearing 24 times in all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying three assists.
It is a shame that things never worked out for Sacko at Leeds. He showed glimpses of having some great technical attributes but Monk’s exit led to issue after issue for the former Sporting ace.
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