Date: 30th May 2021 at 7:15am
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David Norris has told This is Futbol that he expects £16m man to be sold by Leeds and this summer.

The talented Portuguese made 22 Premier appearances for the Yorkshire outfit this season, scoring three times and adding three assists, but like when he was at Wolves, Costa has been unable to make the step-up following Leeds’ promotion last term.

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Costa was a regular starter in the Championship but has been restricted to just 13 in the top-flight, with Raphinha and Jack Harrison above him in Marcelo ’s pecking order, and didn’t feature in any of Leeds’ final five league matches.

He only signed a long-term deal at Elland Road 12 months ago, and has more than three years remaining on that contract.

However, Norris believes that Costa will drop back down to the Championship having failed to make the grade in the Premier League once again.

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He exclusively told This is Futbol:

“He’s done it at the level below, and that next step up is big. Sometimes you need the right club at the right time.

“I think he will leave and drop back down – there might be that one club that he does go to, because he does have quality, and it does work out for him, but with that happening, I expect to see him move on now.”