Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United almost had the whole package last season. But what was missing from the Argentine’s squad was both depth, and the ability to put the ball in the back of the net.
Kemar Roofe managed 15 goals, but he was the club’s top scorer. Instead of spending big on a talismanic centre-forward, Leeds could be well advised to bring in players who can score from all over the park.
Jack Harrison managed just four goals despite playing 42 times on the left flank, and Victor Orta needs to bring in a player to improve that stat if the Whites are to challenge for promotion in Bielsa’s second season.
That improvement will be guaranteed if the club can land Wolves winger Helder Costa on a loan deal. The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that Leeds are after the Portugal international, as well as Brighton’s Ben White.
The 25-year-old has shown in the Championship that he is more than capable of not only creating goals from out wide, but also tallying up a decent number when it comes to finding the back of the net himself.
During his first season (2016-17) at Wolves following his £13million (BBC) move from Benfica, Costa scored 10 goals and laid on eight more assists – despite playing seven less games than Harrison did during 2018-19.
Having a player that can score or create one goal every two matches would push the Whites from play-off contenders to league favourites. Costa is that man, and will give other sides more than just Pablo Hernandez to worry about.
Landing the Wolves number 10 on a season-long loan, as the report claims, would be an excellent signing for Leeds and have fans dreaming of a return to the Premier League once again.