Leeds United have snapped up Sporting CP winger Hadi Sacko.
Hadi Sacko at Bordeaux
Leeds United today confirmed their third signing of the summer, having secured a season-long loan deal for Sporting CP winger Hadi Sacko.
The Whites, now managed by new boss Garry Monk, made two signings last week in Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson, who arrived from Kalmar, whilst centre back Kyle Bartley reunited with former manager Monk having signed on a season-long loan deal from Swansea City.
Today, Leeds confirmed the signing of winger Sacko, who has been pictured in Ireland over the last few days, having joined up with Leeds on their pre-season tour.
The 22-year-old signed for Sporting back in 2014 having come up through the ranks with Bordeaux, but has yet to make his first-team debut for the Portuguese giants, with most of his time being spent with Sporting's B team.
With ten goals in 54 games for Sporting B, Sacko has shown some promise, and spent the second half of last season on loan back in his native France with Sochaux, where he scored twice in 14 games.
Now, Sacko is off on loan again, this time joining Leeds, offering new manager Monk a versatile attacking threat given that he can play out wide or up front.
A direct, pacey forward, Sacko has unfulfilled potential having seen his career stall at Sporting, and Leeds fans have been taking to Twitter ever since the deal was announced to give their views on the transfer.
Fans admitted they were 'chuffed' with the deal, suggesting he will add the blistering pace Leeds have been missing out wide, even with the signing of Jordan Botaka last summer.
Others believe Sacko doesn't have much to live up to given the track record of Leeds' wingers in recent years, and think the option of a permanent deal is 'encouraging'...
This Sacko sounds like a bit of a Adrian-style punt on a promising but underachieving youngster. Here's hoping he impresses. #lufc— White Answers (@whiteanswers) July 5, 2016
God knows why but i think Sacko will then out a good signing for Leeds.. At least he adds much needed pace :D #LUFC— Rossi (@MrROSSii1990) July 5, 2016
In fairness to Sacko, he hasn't got a lot to live up to in terms of recent #lufc wingers.— Paddy Gunn (@HarteandSoul) July 5, 2016
Kebe, Stewart, Carayol, Ariyibi etc.
Looking forward to Hadi Sacko playing for #lufc. View to permanent is very encouraging.— The Mighty Leeds (@themightyleeds) July 5, 2016
Do you think Sacko is a good signing for Leeds?