Report: Leeds loan for Helder Costa to include permanent option

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds United are reportedly set to complete a loan deal to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Helder Costa in the next 48 hours.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese striker Helder Costa (R) shoots but fails to score during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Shrewsbury Town and Wolverhampton...

According to a report from the Express and Star, Leeds will have the option to sign Helder Costa permanently next summer as the Wolves star closes in on sealing a loan move to Elland Road this season.

The Express and Star suggests that the £13 million forward is set join the Championship side for the coming campaign, with the Portuguese having already said his goodbyes to those at Molineux. A deal could be completed in the next 48 hours.

 

And it appears that Leeds are looking at putting the foundations in place to secure a much more long-term switch for Costa, with the report suggesting that Marcelo Bielsa's side will have the option to make his move permanent in 12 months.

The deal could be a very clever one from Leeds. Costa has endured a mixed time since arriving in England, so it may prove beneficial that the Whites have not committed to taking the attacker on a permanent basis.

Helder Costa and Barry Douglas of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrate after the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City at Molineux on April 15, 2018...

Having said that, if Costa is capable of replicating the form that he showed during his first year with Wolves, it could be a masterstroke to have that option already agreed as his parent club will presumably be unable to drive his asking price up.

It has been a busy day for Leeds with Jack Harrison and Ben White joining on loan while Liam McCarron has signed a permanent deal. If they can make Costa their fourth signing of the summer in the coming days, the Leeds fans will be full of beans heading into their pre-season friendlies. 

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

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