By Matt Farr
Hadi Sacko has delivered a tongue-in-cheek Twitter claim that his Leeds team-mate Chris Wood is gunning for a move to European giants Real Madrid.
Wood has been in sensational form at Elland Road this season, scoring 22 league goals from 34 appearances to send Leeds up to fourth place in the Championship.
The 25-year-old striker netted twice for Leeds as they beat Birmingham 3-1 on Friday night, maintaining an outstanding recent record that has seen him score five goals in his last six league appearances.
Following the game, Leeds attacker Sacko joked on his personal Twitter account that Wood was set for a move to Spain with Real Madrid.
— Hadi Sacko (@miimosaa) March 3, 2017
The former France youth international also continued to sing the praises of the powerful centre-forward, congratulating him and the team for their latest win.
Wood arrived at Elland Road from Leicester in July 2015 for a reported £3million fee, and has since proven to be a worthy piece of business by then-manager Uwe Rosler.
The New Zealand international, who has 42 caps, is now the driving force in current chief Garry Monk’s side, and Leeds’ hopes of promotion to the Premier League this season ultimately lie with his exploits in front of goal.
Leeds have just 11 games remaining in their league campaign, but they find themselves in a comfortable position in the play-offs after opening up an 11-point cushion over seventh-placed Fulham.
In other Leeds news, Stuart Dallas has delivered his verdict on the Birmingham victory.