By Jack Cunningham

25th Nov, 2021 | 10:45am

Helder Costa unlikely to leave Leeds United for Valencia permanently

Helder Costa is unlikely to leave Leeds United for a permanent move to Valencia next summer, according to a new report.

Las Provincias claim that the Whites want 20million Euros [£16.8million] for the winger, making a move “unfeasible” for the La Liga side.

However, due to Valencia’s economic situation, it is almost “impossible” for them to afford the 27-year-old, and he could return to Elland Road at the end of the season.

This would be a shame for Leeds, who you would think are hopeful of getting rid of Costa and raising some money from his sale.

Costa could return.

The winger started the season poorly with Valencia, only featuring in one of the first four league games.

However, he has now played in the last seven for the La Liga side and appears to be impressing, despite his lack of goal contributions.

Therefore, if Valencia can’t afford him, you would have to hope that he keeps performing and hopefully, another team comes in for him in the summer.

Of course, he could return to Elland Road and be used in the squad again, but a clean break would be better for all instead.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers winger just never quite settled at Elland Road and didn’t show what he was capable of, so would a return benefit either him or the club?

You would probably say that it wouldn’t, and both Costa and Leeds need him to leave permanently.

Perhaps the Whites will find a solution with Valencia in the summer, but for now, it appears as if he won’t be joining the La Liga side permanently.

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