Leeds United’s on-loan winger Hadi Sacko has spoken about his desire to help the Yorkshire club back to the Premier League and discussed the possibility of moving to Elland Road permanently at the end of the season.

The 22-year-old French attacker has been a hit so far with the Championship side and played a crucial role in the White fighting for a promotion berth.

Sacko has started 20 league games so far this season, scoring twice, and he has won over the Leeds supporters with his willingness to take on opponents and attack.

The sprightly wideman is on loan at Elland Road from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon, where he has a whopping £56.6 million release clause.

Sacko has stated that he hopes Garry Monk’s men will end up promoted to the top tier this season, while there was potential for him to end up at Leeds on a permanent basis this summer.

“The goal is above all else to bring Leeds back to where they were before – the Premier League,” he told French newspaper Sud Ouest.

“We know that the season is very long and we are trying to keep going at the same pace.

“Everything is going pretty well and we can still reach the play-offs and go up. I would be happy to reach the Premier League with this club.

“The two clubs have agreed on a purchase option that is acceptable, much lower than the release clause set at my arrival at Sporting. If Leeds decide to buy me, it will not cost so much.”

Leeds are on a strong run of form at the moment and were unlucky not to take all three points in a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on Thursday night.

Monk’s side are back in action as they take on Rotherham on Monday, with the Whites expected to record another three points to their promotion haul.



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