By Alex Stevens
Sporting Lisbon attacker Hadi Sacko is set to join Leeds on loan this week, according to a report.
The 22-year-old linked up with the Championship club at their training camp after travelling to Ireland on Sunday with Garry Monk’s squad.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim Sacko will pen temporary terms with Leeds later this week as he prepares to head out on a second consecutive loan.
Sacko has been with Sporting Lisbon for two years following a £1million move from Bordeaux in 2014 but he is yet to establish himself in their senior side and spent the second half of the 2015-16 season on loan with second-tier French club Sochaux.
Nevertheless, Sacko, who plays predominantly on the right wing, is a player of pedigree and has won five France Under-20 caps.
Sporting tied Sacko to a six-year contract and reports at the time said the Portuguese side had included a 60m Euros release clause in his deal.
New Leeds assistant manager Pep Clotet sent the rumour mill into overdrive when he posted an image of some of the squad on Sunday as they arriving at their pre-season training camp in Ireland and Sacko was included for the first time.
— Pep Clotet (@pepclotet) July 3, 2016
The new Leeds management team of Garry Monk and Clotet have intensified efforts to strengthen the squad over the last week.
Striker Marcus Antonsson was signed from Swedish club Kalmar in a £2million deal and centre-back Kyle Bartley has joined on loan from Swansea.