Leeds United have won the race for Wolves forward Helder Costa on a temporary basis.
The winger is set to join the club within the next 48 hours and is set to be a big part of how the club play next season.
Known for his incredible pace, skill and attacking influence, it’s likely that Costa will take the right side of Leeds attacking trio and become a star in Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Costa is no stranger to the Championship having featured in two seasons for the the ever-impressive Wolves.
Joining from Benfica for a fee of £15million after a successful loan at Monaco, Costa featured 35 times in his first season in England and scored 10 goals, creating 8 assists.
In Wolves promotion winning season, he made 36 appearances for the club, scoring five and creating six.
However, Costa became a bit-part player in Wolves’ 7th placed Premier League finish last season, making most of his 21 appearances from the bench to attack tired defenders.
It’s believed Leeds have been monitoring the wingers situation since January when they failed in an attempt to sign his compatriot Ivan Cavaliero.
The deal looked to have stalled when Leeds were unable to stump up the £15million that Wolves wanted to recoup as they prepare for Europa League football next season.
Leeds however have agreed to take Costa on loan for the season with a potential option to take him permanently at the end of the season.
With Leeds severely lacking attacking options over the season due to injuries and poor investment in January causing the club’s season to capitulate in the final months, the addition of Costa shows a clear intent to not let history repeat itself.
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By Ryan Ingham