Helder Costa joining Valencia this summer works for all parties, says former Leeds United midfielder Carlton Palmer.
According to The Athletic‘s Phil Hay, Valencia are currently monitoring Costa, though no formal offer has been made yet.
The 27-year-old played a huge role in Leeds winning promotion to the Premier League back in the 2019/20 season, making 43 Championship appearances for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
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Last term, however, he was forced to play more of a supporting role, starting just 13 league games.
Ultimately, for Palmer, now may be the right time to move on and joining a team like Valencia could be a good move for the winger.
“I think it’s a good fit for all parties, a good fit,” the ex-Leeds player exclusively told TT when discussing Valencia’s interest in Costa. “He’s not a regular at Leeds United.
“I don’t think he’s going to be in the starting line-up, he’s basically a squad player at Leeds United and the lad probably wants to go and play.”
Costa played down both flanks last season and chipped in with a few goals, so he is a squad player you would probably want to keep around.
However, if the former Wolves man does want regular starts and Leeds want to generate some money or trim down their wage bill, then a move to Valencia does make a lot of sense.
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