Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes that Helder Costa’s time at Leeds United could be up after he has failed to live up to expectations in the Premier League.
Costa has been out on loan in Spain with Valencia this campaign, and has featured 15 times whilst registering one assist, according to Transfermarkt.
O’Rourke told GiveMeSport that Costa is a ‘forgotten man’ at Elland Road despite being a big part of the Leeds side that got them promoted to the top flight.
“Yeah, he’s a forgotten man at Leeds United, Helder Costa. When he first arrived from Wolves, he had a real impact at the club, helping them get to the Premier League, but it hasn’t worked out for him since then,” O’Rourke said.
With the signing of Dan James from Manchester United, Costa may not have a long-term future at Leeds.
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Costa, who joined for around £15.93 million is now valued at £7.2 million (as per Transfermarkt), was on loan to Leeds from Wolves in the season that the Whites gained promotion to the Premier League and featured in 46 games across all competitions under Marcelo Bielsa that campaign.
Evidently, Costa was highly rated by Bielsa due to the amount of game time he gave him. But it really hasn’t worked for him since in the Premier League.
It’s surprising that things didn’t work for the Portuguese winger, after Costa impressed with 38 goal contributions during his time with Wolves.
But his decline may not be anything to do with promotion to the Premier League, as he has struggled to find any form in La Liga, with the winger yet to score and having supplied just one assist in 15 league games.