Wolverhampton Wanderers have officially confirmed that Helder Costa has joined Leeds United in the Championship. The 25-year-old attacker is initially heading to Elland Road on a season-long loan, but will join the Whites permanently next summer.
The Portuguese ace was a regular starter for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in the top flight last season. However, he failed to show his best form in the Premier League. He previously played a key role in getting Wolves promoted from the Championship but struggled to make the step up and have the same influence.
Despite his past influence, Nuno has evidently decided that Costa is surplus to requirements when it comes to taking Wolves forward once more. Considering how impressive his side were last season, it’s unsurprising that the struggling Costa has been squeezed out.
Costa will now be desperate to fight his way back into the top flight, as he still has plenty to prove at that level.
In Costa’s absence, there’s now space in Nuno’s squad for another wide attacker to establish himself as a starter. Having struggled for starts last season, Adama Traore will be hoping to take advantage of Costa’s exit.
On his day, an absolutely fantastic footballer. A game changer. Can literally be unplayable at times and a real joy to watch.
Lost his way with us the last season, but get him firing again and you guys will fall in love with him
Good Luck Helder 👍
— Fergie (@FergusonStuart) 3 July 2019
As a wolves fan I’m sad to see him leave he’s a brilliant player but glad it’s too a team like Leeds so wish you guys the best of luck next season and make sure to beat the baggies
— Nathan Egan (@NathanEgan95) 3 July 2019
Gutted , good luck Helder , great memories and achievements last 3 years !
— Simon Davies (@SimonDa42714075) 3 July 2019
Thanks for the memories Helder 💛🖤 never forget your role in bringing the club back to where we belong 🙏🏾
— Singhwhenyourewinning (@pedalsingh) July 3, 2019
Good luck Helder. Thanks for the memories-FA Cup performance at Anfield and South Bank goal against Cardiff are unforgettable. #onceawolfalwaysawolf 🐺
— Phil (@wolvesphil) 3 July 2019
Gutted to see Helder leave.
It was brave of him to come to #Wolves when he did and for me he symbolises the start of our resurgence.
I hope he finds his form and becomes the baller we know he is.
Good luck @heldercosta_ and thanks.#WWFC#LUFC
— Matt (@mdw142850) 3 July 2019
All the best Helder, great talent, been a pleasure having you at Wolves, good luck 👍.
— Alan Leese 🏴. (@_AlanLeese) 3 July 2019