According to notable transfer expert Duncan Castles, this summer’s transfer window is likely to be a ‘depressed’ one compared to previous years amid the current suspension to football, largely around the world. With that in mind and the fact there’s nothing to give us a footballing fix, the Transfer Tavern are doing their best to remind their readers how some of their club’s fans reacted to the biggest signings of this season in order to focus on what’s been before us, rather than the uncertainty ahead.
When he joined the club in the summer of 2019, Helder Costa was seen as a big signing from some sections of the Leeds United support, who took to Twitter to voice their excitement.
— Right In The Gary Kellys (@RITGK) July 3, 2019
— Mitz (@Mital_KE) July 3, 2019
Now we are rocking
— Paul 🇬🇧🏴🇺🇸. (@PaulNewland12) July 3, 2019
— T Steel (@TigerSteel123) July 3, 2019
— chris brady (@carpitone) July 3, 2019
Get the Roof off that bus right now https://t.co/N4kNGVgl83
— ArronLunn (@ArronLunn) July 3, 2019
It’s not a move that has panned out the way some of the Elland Road faithful would have wanted it to. Costa has been incredibly underwhelming and could even be labelled as a flop. The Portuguese attacker has racked up just three goals and two assists in over 35 Championship appearances.
The £9m-rated, as per Transfermarkt, winger has been underperforming across a number of attacking areas. Despite being an out and out attacker, the ace averages just 1.5 shots per game, the seventh-most in the squad and less than the likes of Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas, as per WhoScored.
It would seem some fans have turned against their own player with many having shown their displeasure after his display away to promotion rivals Brentford last month.
For a player with a fairly big reputation considering what he’d done with Wolves in the second-tier, Costa has proven to be a flop. It seems almost unforgivable that an attacker can contribute to five goals in a team that has created a plethora of chances all campaign.
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