Today Leeds have announced that Souleymane Doukara has departed the club for a move to Turkey.
The 25-year old has signed a two year deal at Turkish side Osmanlispor having seen his Leeds contract terminated by mutual consent to facilitate a move away.
Doukara was set to feature for Leeds last night in their Carabao Cup game against Newport County but Thomas Christiansen confirmed that he was unavailable for selection due to an agreement between the two clubs.
Doukara will be remembered by fans for many things (not all good) but one moment in particular will be remember at Elland Road for a long time. That moment being Doukara's sensational strike against Nottingham Forest.
In a three year stay at the club, Doukara had been a valuable squad player and last season became integral in Garry Monk's plans as he tried to convert the big man into a winger; something that worked to some success.
However, with a new head coach and plenty of squad improvements the French born attacker was pushed out of the squad and did not feature in any of Leeds' preseason fixtures, solidifying his place out of the foray at Elland Road.
Leeds have been ever present in making sure any contracts set to expire in the summer are resolved promptly with Gaetano Berardi, Liam Cooper and Eunan O'Kane all receiving new deals at the club.
However, Doukara joins Liam Bridcutt in finding a new venture in order for the club to allow for more squad room before the transfer window closes next week.
It's a shame to see Doukara go. I still believe that he offered something completely different to what we have in our squad and his ability to bully full backs and force mistakes can be a major asset.
However, with the improvements made this summer, Leeds do not need to be sentimental over players and need to focus on what is really needed.
With that in mind Doukara needed to make a decision for his career and we at WALL wish him all the best.
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