With the influx of wingers coming through the door at Elland Road, someone was eventually going to have to give way.
With there only being room for two in a team (unless you want to force the issue and have them play as full backs), then someone has got to go. After the arrivals of Jack Harrison and Liam McCarron, the return of Jack Clarke, and the impending, highly likely transfer of Helder Costa, someone in the current Leeds set up is going to be shown the exit. That unfortunate man is Mali international Haidi Sacko.
Sacko is set to move to Turkish side Denizlispor, with reports coming in from Turkish outlet Denizligazetesi that he could be set to move within the coming weeks.
Having initially joined Leeds on loan in 2016, the move was made permanent in the summer of 2017. Unfortunately, after a promising start, in which he contributed four assists and scored two goals, things didn’t quite work out for him. The following season he only started one game and spent last term on loan at Las Palmas and Ankaragacu.
Given how last season panned out for him, it was highly likely that this move was on the cards. The only question now remaining is how much money Leeds are able to get for him. His latest fee on Transfermarkt lists him at £1.08m, which in the Championship can’t really get you all that much, but at this stage in his career, I don’t think we should be expecting anything extravagant.
However, there are still a few bargains to be had there if you know what you’re doing, Liam McCarron was rumoured to only be costing Leeds £250k with his move from Carlisle, so maybe there’s some potential to reinvest that money elsewhere, but just don’t expect it to be used on getting the next Jamie Vardy, those players don’t come around very often.