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Report: Leeds winger Helder Costa rejects Sheffield United move

Helder Costa rejected the chance to join Sheffield United after the Leeds United wide-man was offered the opportunity to move to Bramall Lane, according to The Athletic’s live transfer blog (31/8; 20:26).

Costa’s future looks to lie away from Elland Road. The 27-year-old has endured a tough time with the Whites.

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He has shown glimpses of his quality. He provided a classy assist at Anfield on the opening day of last season. And he went on to score twice the following week.

However, the arrival of Raphinha resulted in Costa falling down the pecking order as his form dipped.

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And with Leeds signing Dan James on Tuesday, it seems that the Whites are open to letting Costa move on.

The Athletic reports that Valencia are pushing to sign the former Wolves man. But it appears that he was also offered the chance to move to the Championship.

The report claims that Sheffield United enquired about the wide-man. But the winger turned down the chance to join the Blades.

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Marcelo Bielsa is surely unlikely to mind if Costa remains at Thorp Arch beyond this summer. He is a player that he has faith in.

But it would surely be good news for Leeds and Costa if an agreement can be found for a move away.

Costa is set to be fourth in the pecking order. And with Crysencio Summerville knocking on the door, his prospects could potentially get bleaker in the near future.

Leeds meanwhile, would probably not mind the late boost to their finances should they manage to loan Costa or even sell him permanently.

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