Date: 4th July 2019 at 6:01pm
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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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3 Replies to “‘Christ, what?’, ‘Asking for trouble’ – These Leeds fans react to true cost of Whites transfer”

  • Stop worrying guys, all our dreams will come true. Once the Qatar guys have got their teeth into Leeds, 15mill will be a drop in the ocean. The cavalry are just over the hill.
    We will be the biggest English club in Europe and I can just see the tears rolling down the faces of all our knockers and haters.

  • For god’s sake all this negative posturing, do you all really think that Rad and his million aire mate’s got where they are by doing crappy biusness deals. We all march on together don’t we. If you support Leeds,then fucking support them. Now shut up and watch our beloved whites blow this league away.

    • Like last season and the one before, not with Costa you won’t, think about – the Wolves have a small squad, we are about embark on a season were we “could” play around 60 matches and we further decimate our squad by letting a quality player go, yeh ok!

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