Leeds United want to loan Wolves’ Helder Costa (Express & Star), but Fosun should instead sell the forgotten winger.
Wolves signed Costa for £13million in the 2017 January transfer window after a successful loan spell from Benfica.
However, since becoming a permanent part of the pack, Costa has become a forgotten man thanks to horrendous performances.
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Why Wolves should sell Helder Costa to Leeds
Leeds only want Costa on loan, but Fosun should insist on the Portuguese making a permanent move to Elland Road.
It’s obvious Leeds only want to loan the 25-year-old because they’re not entirely confident in his ability and consistency.
The Wolves outcast could make an impact at Championship level, but Leeds would no doubt be looking to upgrade if they escaped the hell they’ve been subjected to since 2004.
Costa is a fine Championship player, but at the topflight he’s an abysmal and lazy coattail rider.
The former Benfica player scored 10 goals and made 8 assists in the 2016/17 Championship campaign, and he followed this up with 5 goals and 6 assists in Nuno’s title-winning debut.
Although these are respectable stats that suggest there’s a player of real quality, Costa hasn’t been able to perform in the Premier League.
In 25 appearances (9 from the bench) he only scored 1 goal and made 2 assists.
Furthermore, he only had a shooting accuracy of 28% and a crossing accuracy of 6%.
Costa is also lazy as he never tracks back and he merely throws a hissy fit when easily tackled.
He’s not good enough for the Premier League and Wolves, and it’s obvious why Nuno Espirito Santo favours Ivan Cavaleiro and Adama Traore .
Costa’s contract with Wolves finishes in 2021, and Fosun should be looking to sell him as soon as possible; they should be focused on acquiring higher calibre players who actually fit into Nuno’s 3-5-2 system.
Wolves wouldn’t be able to regain the £13million they spent on him, but selling Costa for £1.3million would be infinitely better than keeping him.