Hadi Sacko has delivered an emotional message to Leeds United fans on social media, after his departure from Elland Road was confirmed.
The 25-year-old has joined Turkish top-flight side Denizlispor on a two-year deal, after spending time on loan at two different clubs last season.
Sacko joined Leeds from Sporting Lisbon in 2016 and was an important player for the Whites under Garry Monk in the 2016/17 season, scoring two goals in 38 Championship appearances.
The attacker signed a permanent deal with Leeds in the summer of 2017, but fell down the pecking order Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom.
The forward failed to impress Marcelo Bielsa after the Argentine took charge at Elland Road last summer and spent the first half of last season on loan Spanish side Las Palmas and the second half of the campaign with Turkish outfit Ankaragucu.
Sacko has now sent a message to Leeds fans on social media, thanking them for their support, describing it as an honour to play for the club and wishing the team all the best for the future.
— Hadi Sacko (@miimosaa) July 17, 2019
Sacko was an important player for Leeds during his first season at the club, but things haven’t worked out for him at Elland Road since he converted his loan move into a permanent one.
The winger always gave his best in a Leeds shirt and was a popular figure amongst supporters at Elland Road.
I’m sure Leeds fans will be sad to see him leave and will appreciate his message, but it was ultimately the right decision for him to leave the club.
Sacko clearly failed to impress Marcelo Bielsa and there was no way he was going to get a chance for Leeds this coming season ahead of the likes of Helder Costa, Jack Clarke and Jack Harrison.
It makes perfect sense for him to leave Elland Road this summer and hopefully he can get his career back on track in Turkey.