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Hadi Sacko has left Leeds after agreeing a move to Turkish side Denizlispor, as confirmed by the club.

The winger has signed a two-year deal and becomes the eighth Leeds player to depart from Elland Road on a permanent basis this summer, as the club looks to offload its unwanted players.

The 25-year-old never got a look-in once Marcelo Bielsa took over as manager, and a summer exit was always likely, either on loan or permanently.

He was a regular under Garry Monk in the 2016/17 season, playing 38 times in the Championship, but since then he has made just 18 appearances in two years.

Last season he twice went out on loan, first to Las Palmas in the Spanish Segunda Division, before joining MKE Ankaragücü in Turkey, where he impressed enough to earn him a permanent contract at Denizlispor.

Leeds are slowing but surely reducing their wage bill by selling unused players, and before the transfer window closes Leeds could be in a strong position to bring in a positive new addition.

The Verdict

Sacko has looked likely to leave Elland Road ever since Bielsa took charge, and it is little surprise that he has made a permanent move away from the club.

He fell down the pecking order under Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom largely because he wasn’t productive enough, with just three goals and four assists in 60 games for Leeds.

Bielsa has brought in two wingers already this summer and it is an area of strength for the side and the likes of Helder Costa and Jack Harrison are certainly an upgrade on Sacko.

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