Leeds United outcast Helder Costa welcome to Thorp Arch

Jesse Marsch will host Helder Costa at Thorp Arch this summer if the Leeds United winger has failed to find a new club by then, according to Graham Smyth.

Write on the Yorkshire Evening Post website on June 2, Smyth reports that after spending the 2021/22 season on loan at Valencia, the Spanish club will not sign the 28-year-old permanently and his agent Jorge Mendes will have to find him either another loan or a permanent move this summer.

It is understood Marsch is ‘open to the idea of ​​Costa taking part in pre-season’ if he hasn’t left Leeds by July.

Get rid

You can’t blame Marsch for wanting to take a look at Costa but ultimately he’s a player who should never have been signed for Leeds.

Victor Orta’s deal with Wolves to include a mandatory permanent clause in Costa’s loan deal at Elland Road was a dumb move and it ended up costing the Whites millions for a player who wasn’t good at it. the championship.

Costa was obviously nowhere near good enough in the Premier League in 2020/21 then, so naturally he was loaned out to Valencia.

And, to no one’s chagrin, he also wrestled in Spain.

Costa, clearly, is not cut out for top-flight football in a major footballing nation.

Valencia could also have signed Costa on a permanent basis.

Super Deportes reported on December 15 that the La Liga club would have had to pay £17m and match his £48,000-a-week wages to buy him from Leeds.

But after struggling to get regular playing time while on loan at Mestalla, it’s clear why they didn’t choose that option to make the deal permanent.

Mendes’ job is cut if he wants Costa to join another top club.

Leeds may struggle to offload him permanently due to his career on a downward trajectory.

Perhaps another loan deal is on the cards for the former Wolves winger.

In other Leeds United news, Los Blancos have tabled a ‘huge’ offer to secure another new signing for Marsch.

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