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Exclusive: David Norris says Helder Costa doesn’t suit the way Marcelo Bielsa plays

Exclusive: David Norris says Helder Costa doesn’t suit the way Marcelo Bielsa plays - Exclusive

Former Leeds midfielder David Norris has criticised Helder Costa for not working hard enough and doesn’t think the wide man suits the way Marcelo Bielsa’s team plays.

Having impressed during Leeds’ promotion-winning campaign in 2019-2020, the Yorkshire outfit opted to sign him permanently in a £16m deal from Wolves.

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However, Costa couldn’t replicate his form in the Championship – starting just 13 times in the Premier League and wasn’t involved in any of the final five games, although in his defence, their other two wide players, Jack Harrison and Raphinha, were two of Leeds’ most consistent.

He did contribute three goals and as many assists but has been tipped to leave Leeds this summer as they bid to build on their ninth-place finish on their return to the topflight, with the Elland Road outfit to listen to offers for the 27-year-old.

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Asked why it hasn’t gone to plan for the Portuguese winger, Norris exclusively told The Transfer Tavern:

“I don’t think he suits the way Leeds play. He doesn’t always look like he works hard enough, and that doesn’t appeal to fans if he isn’t working hard enough.

“He has just never really got going and it just hasn’t really worked out. I’m not saying he’s a bad player, it just hasn’t worked at Leeds.


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