Date: 4th July 2019 at 6:01pm
Written by: Zak Roome

Leeds have been very active in the transfer market this week with Ben White joining from Brighton & Hove Albion on loan, Liam McCarron making the switch from Carlisle United, Jack Harrison returning for another year, and Jack Clarke signing a loan deal immediately after joining Tottenham Hotspur on a permanent transfer.

Our move to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Helder Costa has been the big-name arrival at Elland Road so far though, with the 25-year-old winger putting pen to paper on an initial one-year loan deal, that features an automatic clause to become a permanent arrangement next summer – regardless of our efforts to secure promotion into the Premier League.

But missing out on top-flight football once more could be horrific for the club’s finances, as Leeds Live understand the overall fee we have agreed with Wolves is approaching £15million.

That £15million includes the reported £2million we have handed over to facilitate his one-year loan deal, while also taking over his believed £20,000-a-week contract.

Even taking those fees into account, permanently signing Costa for £12million next summer will make him our fourth-most expensive purchase of all-time, and the most expensive player arriving in West Yorkshire since Robbie Fowler joined from Liverpool in late-2001.

Here’s how these Leeds fans have been reacting to news that Costa is set to become our most expensive player since 2002…

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