Leeds United have spent nearly £100m in signings this summer as Jesse Marsh looks to steer the club away from a relegation battle next season. Most of that has been offset by the sale of Ravenha to Barcelona and Calvin Phillips to Manchester City, but there is still some trimming in the squad.
Helder Costa is likely to be one of the first names he moved to Leeds, with few signs of his contribution to Marsh’s plans for next season. Costa, who joined from Wolverhampton for a fee of £15.93m in 2020, has failed to make the desired impact in his first season at Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa.
Last year it was sent to Valencia On loan, but even at the cash-strapped Spanish giants, he struggled to hold a regular role. Despite his poor form, the Yorkshire Evening Post supported him to find a way out, as cited by him MOT Leeds News. They do so because of his representation, as Costa can count on Jorge Mendes and his agency Gesfute to find him a new club.
Many fans lament the agents’ intense involvement in their business, but there’s no doubt that it can come in handy when they desperately need to clear a stipend from the books. That may be the case when it comes to Costa.