On-loan Leeds United winger Helder Costa’s performances for Valencia have been criticised, following his summer move to the La Liga side.
The Lowdown: Costa unwanted at Leeds
Costa was deemed surplus to requirements by Marcelo Bielsa during the summer, with the likes of Raphinha, Jack Harrison and Dan James all ahead of him in the pecking order.
The Portugal international opted to join Valencia on loan instead, in the hope of enjoying more regular playing time and kickstarting his career again.
The Latest: Winger struggling in Spain
It hasn’t panned out that way so far, though, with Costa playing just 11 minutes of league action in Spain.
It has led to the 27-year-old receiving plenty of criticism, with Deporte Valenciano [via Sport Witness] claiming he ‘has to wake up, get his act together and start giving the performance all expect’.
The report also states that ‘he hasn’t done particularly well’ overall, as his struggles to catch the eye continue.
The Verdict: No future at Elland Road
Costa is undoubtedly a talented footballer – he has been described as “immense” by his former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo – but there is no future for him at Leeds.
The Whites have moved on without him, despite his contract not expiring until the summer of 2024, and the sooner they can receive a fee him, the better.
In other news, one Leeds player is expected to return to face Watford. Find out who it is here.
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