By Mark Smith

30th Jul, 2022 | 12:10pm

Decision to sell Helder Costa made by Leeds United board, not Jesse Marsch - Sky Sports

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Paul Robinson has insisted that the decision to move on Leeds United winger Helder Costa this summer may have been taken out of the hands of Jesse Marsch.

The ex-Whites stopper shared that the board may have made the decision to get rid of the Angolan international, who is seemingly on the lookout for a new club.

After being snubbed for the tour of Australia, Marsch is yet to really see Costa in action and may not before he potentially moves on before the September deadline.

“If you lose Jack Harrison then you may look to keep him,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“Financially on the club, he’s not a huge burden, he didn’t do it in the Premier League, but to say he has no future, this is a manager who has never seen him in train or play, it’s harsh.

“I suspect that decision may have been made above the manager, rather than by him. I suspect he was told what was happening with that player and he won’t be available to him. The best thing for Leeds and the player is that he goes and plays, and takes him off the wage bill.

“It creates another opening in the squad.”


This would make sense.

Marsch may have wanted another look at Costa, but he could have asked anyone around the club, including the fans, and the same answer would have kept popping up.

The money spent has been nowhere near worth it all those years ago, and it’s time to cut loose, even if the club makes a serious loss on the winger.

Staying in the Premier League for another year brings in significant windfall, so bringing in a cut price wouldn’t be the worst thing at this moment in time.

This is one to watch over the next month of the window ahead of the deadline, with numerous outgoings surely going to be announced by the club.

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