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

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.

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. 

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