Leeds United signing Helder Costa has perfect chance to get up to speed

Helder Costa of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United new boy has had a slow start.

Helder Costa of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Helder Costa has had a slow start to the season at Leeds United after two games.

He has played just 24 minutes of a possible 180 to start the season and did not feature on the club's pre-season tour.

This is because manager Marcelo Bielsa felt he was behind in terms of his fitness, and tonight's game is the perfect chance to get him up to speed.

 

Leeds take on Salford City in the EFL Cup and while it will be a test, Costa really should be too good for them.

The Whites have committed to paying £15 million for Costa from Wolves next summer, The Mirror report.

That deal gets a lot easier to finance if Leeds have Premier League football and the income that brings.

Bruma of Portugal celebrates with Eder and Helder Costa after he scores his team's third goal during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Portugal on October 14, 2018 in...

That's why Leeds need to have Costa ready to start this weekend away to Wigan.

The Latics took points off Leeds at the end of last season and having their new signing raring to go will be essential.

So Marcelo Bielsa needs to make the right call tonight, and that means giving Costa his first start, to adjust to his new teammates and get more minutes under his belt.

Costa has the talent to transform Leeds' attack, and there should not be any more need to hold him back.

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