Leeds United agree permanent deal for Hadi Sacko

Leeds United have completed the signing of Hadi Sacko on a permanent deal the summer transfer window.

The Frenchman joins the club from Portuguese Primeira Liga outfit Sporting Lisbon, after playing on loan at Elland Road last season.

Sacko has penned a three year contract with Leeds, tying him to the club until at least the end of the 2019/20 season.

Last season the 23 year-old spent the full campaign with the Whitesand made 42 appearances in all competitions, as Leeds finished in seventh place in the Sky Bet Championship.

Despite having a £51m release clause in his Sporting Lisbon contract, the loan deal included an option for the club to sign Sacko permanently and that option has been triggered.

He scored two goals for the Whites during the 2016/17 campaign, netting in the 2-1 home defeat against Birmingham City last August and the 4-1 away victory over Preston North End on Boxing Day.

Sacko becomes the first permanent transfer completed by new owner and Chairman Andrea Radrizzani.

We are delighted to announce the signing of Hadi today, he is an exciting player with great potential and a player we hope to see develop over the next three years.

Leeds United Managing Director Angus Kinnear