By Will Butcher
Hadi Sacko has numerous offers on the table as his future at Leeds remains unclear, according to a report.
Portuguese newspaper Record claims the 23-year-old has “other proposals in the pipeline” with Leeds unlikely to trigger a permanent deal for the Sporting Lisbon winger.
It is believed that the speed machine has a contract with the Portuguese giants until the summer of 2020, and is now set for an important transfer window with his future “undefined”.
Sacko has endured a difficult season at Elland Road, being used only intermittently by Leeds boss Garry Monk with competition rife on the flanks.
The likes of Modou Barrow, Souleymane Doukara, Stuart Dallas, Alfonso Pedraza and Kemar Roofe have all provided competition for the French star, which has limited him to only 28 league starts.
Sacko is not the only Leeds star likely to leave Elland Road, with The Sun claiming Charlie Taylor is on his way to Premier League outfit West Brom in a £4million deal.
Sacko has made, in total, 42 appearances for Leeds since confirming his season-long loan deal, scoring only two goals and laying on a further four assists for the Yorkshire giants.
The winger moved to Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2014 for less than £1million from French outfit Bordeaux but is yet to make a senior appearance for Jorge Jesus’ side.
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds should look elsewhere for options out wide. The French winger has proved inexperienced at times and shown a lack of composure in the final third that has seen him spurn a huge amount of chances, most notably against Aston Villa that saw Leeds drop points during a 1-1 draw away from home. Lisbon are likely to charge a hefty price for Sacko should he move permanently this summer, with three years still to run on his current contract at the Estádio José Alvalade. That should persuade Monk’s side not to bring the France Under-20 international to Elland Road on a permanent deal, and he would be better advised to look elsewhere.
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