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Helder Costa called up by Angola national team. Previously represented Portugal.

It is a move that anyone who plays Football Manager will have been expecting.

Scotland v Portugal - International Friendly Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

Leeds United winger Helder Costa has accepted a call up by the Angola national team for the upcoming qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations. becoming the second Leeds United player to represent Angola after centre-back Rui Marques.

Costa was born in Angola but moved to Portugal and represented them through all the youth levels of international football. As well as gaining one senior cap - scoring the opening goal in a 3-1 win over Scotland in a friendly at Hampden Park.

This is the best shot at establishing a consistent International career for Costa. With his form over the last couple of years it isn’t likely that he is going to establish himself in the Portuguese side, so representing the land of his birth is a logical choice. Hopefully he can do well and that confidence can help his club form.

There a parallels with another Leeds player at the moment. Pascal Struijk was born in Belgium but represented The Netherlands at youth level, however he has recently turned down callups for both the senior Belgian side and the Dutch u21 team while he makes a decision between the two nations.