Leeds United winger Helder Costa looks set to return to Elland Road in the summer after falling out of favour at Valencia.
The Lowdown: Costa out on loan
Costa made the move to the Mestalla in the summer and was playing regularly in Spain prior to the New Year.
The Latest: Valencia role ‘disappeared’
They claimed that his role at the Mestalla has ‘disappeared’, adding that Valencia will not exercise their option to buy the Angola international over the coming months, with a return to Leeds becoming ‘clear’.
The Verdict: A worry for Leeds…
This update regarding Costa will more than likely come as a worry to Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta, who may have been hoping that the 28-year-old would leave for £16.7m in the summer.
He hasn’t had the best of loan spells away from Leeds, resulting in his Transfermarkt valuation dropping to £7.2m – the lowest it has been since 2016.
On that basis, both Radrizzani and Orta may find it difficult to provide the attacker with a new club later this year and also have worries over Raphinha and Jack Harrison, who have both been linked with summer exits.
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