The first major signing of the summer is through the door and he's no stranger...
Hadi Sacko may frustrate a few fans but without a doubt he has the attributes of a very promising signing. 67 times he attempted to get past a defender, that's the highest total in four years for a Leeds player. That little fact was given by @LUFCDATA.
His stats back up the statement, impressive to say the least and the important thing is that after 'having a look round' he decided Leeds United FC was for him, something sadly his coach didn't see before him.
Although many may think this signing sets the world alight, you've got to look at the bigger picture. We've signed a talented young player for a minimal fee in a position we needed to strengthen. Sacko's outlay gives us the option to further invest in wingers with a more respectable budget.
However, football is changing. Norwich received over £40million in parachute payments last year from the Premier League. How, as a club can we battle out for players in that situation is beyond me. If we can sign talented players with promise like Sacko and work on them, I'm happy with that.
The benefit we have is that playing with the white shirt on still motivates players to move here and Hadi Sacko said as much in his post signing Tweets and interview.
Himself and Ronaldo Vieira (improved, longer deal) are young enough that we will hopefully see the best from them in forthcoming seasons.
He seems to have a little humour too as he hash tagged 'SquareitHadi' after confirming his permanent signing.
The club is hopefully in better hands now, Andrea Radrizzani has made key appointments in the boardroom and one of them Victor Orta, the new director of football has years of experience to boost not only the first team squad but the under 23's too.
The emergence of young talent has to continue, last season was poor results wise but at the start of last season both Ronaldo Vieira and Tyler Denton were within the squad and look how those two 'blossomed'. Despite Denton's injury, good things are still expected of the left back and one that makes it an area of the field that doesn't need recruitment.
Despite the wait to see who takes on what Monk left I'm confident that the time taken will be worth it, whoever finally gets the job.
The future of Leeds is in good hands and feet!
By Keith Ingham
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