By Dave Woods

2nd Jul, 2019 | 7:29am

Leeds to pay £2m loan fee for Costa

Leeds are closing in on a loan deal for Wolves attacker Helder Costa, according to Wolvesbite.com.

The new Wolves site is run by former Express & Star correspondent Tim Nash so the source is reliable.

And it claims that Leeds are going to pay a £2m loan fee for Costa and the club will have an option to buy after the season-long loan.

Wolvesbite claims that Costa traveled to Elland Road on Monday to complete his move.

This comes after Leeds announced three new signings, Brighton centre-back Ben White, Jack Harrison (back on loan from Man City) and 18-year-old Carlisle striker Liam McCarron (for the Under-23s).

Leeds will be hoping they get the Costa who blew the Wolves fans away when he first arrived from Benfica.

He scored 10 goals and added eight assists in 35 Championship games in the 16/17 season and was named Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year.

He ended that season with an injury which trailed into the 17/18 campaign, where he struggled for form and was only handed 21 starts.

Wolves manager Nuno has made him available this summer after he only managed one goal in 16 Premier League starts last season.

He will bolster the Leeds attack after they failed to convert their dominance into goals last season.

Leeds finished top of the Championship for possession last season (59.5%) and shots per game (17.2%) but scored less goals than any other team in the top five and 20 less than champions Norwich [WhoScored].