Report shares why Helder Costa has barely played for Valencia
A report from Spanish outlet AS has claimed that Jose Bordalas has realised that he has a lot of work to do to get Leeds United loanee Helder Costa up to speed as the winger struggles to get going with Valencia.
What’s the story?
Leeds managed to loan out Costa on the final day of the summer transfer window. He joined Los Che for the campaign after the Whites added Daniel James to their ranks.
Unfortunately, the 27-year-old’s spell at Mestalla has not got off to the best start.
He made his debut in the clash with Real Madrid, coming on for the final 11 minutes. Costa was introduced when Valencia were 1-0 up.
However, Madrid would then go on to score twice to seal the three points.
And Costa has proved to be an unused substitute in the two games since.
AS reports that Bordalas has realised that Costa has a long way to go before he is able to understand the tactics and is ready to properly contribute to his new team.
Leeds will hope Costa can recover from slow start at Valencia
Leeds will welcome Costa enjoying a good loan spell – even if it appears that he is unlikely to come back into the fold at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are well-stocked in wide areas. And Costa did not have the best time with the Whites, struggling to make much of an impact, particularly in the Premier League.
So a positive loan would be best for all parties. Costa needs to get his career back on track. And Leeds will welcome recouping some of the fee they paid for him.
Unfortunately, it appears that he has plenty of work to do.