With yesterday’s news that Leeds United had finally completed our long chase for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ attacker Helder Costa, it was certainly the news that most fans had been waiting for.
The summer rumour mill had long speculated that we were in for the lad but few had expected that it would be a straight loan to buy deal, so it should speak volumes about our ambition to gain promotion purely from the financial footing of this deal.
With the Jack Clarke sale and loan back going through, there continue to be concerns about Kalvin Phillips and growing speculation about Pontus Jansson, Leeds fans will be hoping Costa is a marker for the summer, but in terms of additional outgoings we’ll simply have to see what happens.
The Portuguese international certainly sounds like he’s relishing the move to Elland Road as it’s a fantastic chance to get himself back on track.
“It feels great to sign for Leeds United. I’ve spoken a lot to Barry Douglas and he told me how big the club is and how amazing the fans are, so it wasn’t a tough decision to come here and I’m very happy to be here. It’s good to know Barry, he can show me everything about how Leeds works and I’m really looking forward to start training with my new team-mates. I’ve heard a lot about the gaffer, he is a great manager and I know at the end of this year I will be a better player than I am today and I’m really looking forward to working with him. I can’t wait to play at Elland Road soon, it is a big stadium and I’m sure the atmosphere will be great and I am ready for the challenge.”
Now for that promotion!