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Paul Robinson has said that he’s surprised at news that claims Leeds United are ready to sell winger Helder Costa in the summer, but did admit the attacker had suffered a “really bad dip in form”.
That report claims that United are resigned to losing money on the deal after paying £15m for him.
However, Robinson believes that £15m “was a snip” for the winger and believes that clubs would still want him at that price.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “That’s come as a surprise, I was not expecting that.
“Costa has had an indifferent season and Leeds are blessed with talent in that area.
“He started the season well and then suffered a really bad dip in form. He got another chance recently but he’s been in and out of the team.
“Him and Jack Harrison have been flip-flopping in and out of the team. Harrison is the favoured one but it all depends what they do in the summer
“If a winger is a position they’re looking at then they’ll need to move someone on but I’m surprised it’s Helder Costa.
“I thought £15m was a snip for him, a really good price. If they’re going to let him go then I think they’d be able to recoup the money the paid for him.
Raphinha has made the other wing spot his own and has perhaps highlighted the level that Costa and Harrison need to aspire to.
Harrison is not a permanent player yet but Leeds have an option to sign him for £10m in the summer.
Leeds also have Ian Poveda and Crysencio Summerville waiting in the wings.
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