By Craig Scott

16th Nov, 2021 | 5:40pm

Valencia have no option to buy Helder Costa despite Leeds United statement

Valencia do not have the option to sign Helder Costa permanently from Leeds United, according to Super Deporte.

The Spanish news outlet claims that Costa’s stay at Valencia is temporary. However, an official Leeds statement on August 31 said that the 27-year-old winger has joined the Spaniards on a loan-to-buy basis.

Costa’s good performances are said to be making him an important player at Valencia despite not being a player who manager Pepe Bordalas wanted.

Porkies from Spanish press?

Who do you believe? A football news website in Spain or an official statement that was posted by Leeds when Costa joined Valencia in August?

It’s fairly obvious that Super Deporte are completely wrong by reporting that Valencia do not have the option to sign Costa permanently from Leeds.

Leeds said on their official website earlier this year that there’s “an option for the player to sign permanently at the Mestalla Stadium at the end of the [loan] agreement”.

Why would Leeds say that if it wasn’t the case?

Costa is clearly making waves in Valencia since joining them on loan in the summer.

The one-time Angola international has played seven times in La Liga since joining the Spanish club and despite being yet to score or assist a goal, he’s obviously having an impact.

Valencia are welcome to sign Costa permanently in the summer.

He cost £16million [BBC] when he made his loan stay at Elland Road permanent last year and while we’re unlikely to make much of that back, it will still help the Whites cut their losses on a player who’s been underwhelming in Yorkshire.

In other Leeds United news, this star player could seal a “dream” move away from Elland Road in January.