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Leeds (finally) deliver on Helder Costa signing

Wolverhampton forward joins Leeds on loan with the deal becoming permanent next summer

Southampton FC v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Leeds United do Twitter pretty well.

Today was no exception, as the club “announced” Helder Costa’s signing in a rather unique way.

It was confirmed a few minutes later, with the club making the Portugal international winger’s signing from Wolverhampton official.

Per the club’s official website:

Helder Costa has today joined Leeds United from Wolverhampton Wanderers on an initial one year loan deal, which will become a permanent transfer next summer for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old has agreed a four year contract with the Whites, which will run until the summer of 2024.

The Portuguese international began his career at Benfica before having loan spells at Deportivo La Coruña and AS Monaco, ahead of joining Wolves in 2016, initially on a temporary basis.

After a successful period at Molineux during the 2016/17 campaign where he was named Player of the Season, Wolves signed him permanently for a then club record transfer fee.

Costa went on to play a key part in the team that won the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship and last term made 30 appearances in all competitions as Wolves finished seventh in the Premier League.

A tricky winger who can also play as a centre forward, Costa made his international debut for Portugal last year, scoring the opening goal in a 3-1 win against Scotland at Hampden Park.

He’ll also wear number 17, which means that Massimo Cellino is gritting his teeth in annoyance somewhere.

Will the addition of another winger get Leeds over the line? Or does the club need additional reinforcements? Let us know what you think in the comments.