After a difficult week for Leeds United Football Club, this one seems to have got off to a better start, as the club look set to confirm their first signing of the summer in the coming few days.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, talks are still ongoing, but reports in Portugal state that a deal could be completed within the next day or two.

Hadi Sacko spent the season on loan at Leeds United, and obviously impressed enough to make the Yorkshire club interested in signing him on a permanent deal.

The 23 year old appeared 42 times for the club in all competitions, finding the back of the net just twice.

Hacki is a former French Under 20 international, who is currently owned by Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. He joined Leeds at first on loan, but there was an agreement in the contract that if the Whites wanted, they could sign him on a permanent basis.

And it seems they have taken the Portuguese club up on that offer, agreeing a fee believed to be in the region of £2million, despite the hefty £60million release clause reported to be in Sacko’s contract.

Sacko looks set to become the first signing Leeds have made this summer, despite reports linking them with a whole host of new players.

The club are still currently without a manager following Garry Monk’s resignation last week.


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