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Helder Costa

Post by Metro1962 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:17 pm

Leeds United have completed the signing of Wolves winger Helder Costa for a fee understood to be about £16m.

The 26-year-old Portugal international, who has been on loan at Elland Road since last summer, has agreed a four-year contract.

He has made 43 appearances for Leeds this season, scoring four goals.

The Championship leaders need a maximum of 10 points from their five remaining games to be certain of automatic promotion to the Premier League.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53326603

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Re: Helder Costa: Wolves winger completes £16m Leeds move on four-year contract

Post by faaip » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:40 pm

I wonder if that's installments or a lump sum, I suspect the former
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Re: Helder Costa: Wolves winger completes £16m Leeds move on four-year contract

Post by gessa » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:41 pm

faaip wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:40 pm
I wonder if that's installments or a lump sum, I suspect the former

Read elsewhere earlier, 4 installments
And the fee is dependent on what we achieve.
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Just ignore the relevant question.

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Re: Helder Costa: Wolves winger completes £16m Leeds move on four-year contract

Post by faaip » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:43 pm

Do-able then, not an issue if we reach the Prem as 15M doesn't buy much these days ...Still think we have a handful of possible prem quality youngsters coming through which should save us money.
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Re: Helder Costa: Wolves winger completes £16m Leeds move on four-year contract

Post by Ratscoot » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:08 pm

A bit underwhelmed by this announcement, think he’s done ok at times but never set the world a light a bit like Jackie Harrison’s first season so hopefully next season is his time to shine :tup:
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Post by faaip » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:33 pm

Started late this season IIRC...
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Post by dezzy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:37 pm

We knew this was coming, Costa has been a let down overall, we could do worse than him and Harrison on the wings next season, I am excited to see who comes in as our striker and 10, two quality additions could help us get more from both
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Post by Cjay » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:15 pm

Been a bit disappointed in Costa, he is a player who not many years ago people thought would go to the very top.

Its only a game of course but Fifa had his potential rating at the same level Ben White is now which shows how highly rated he was.

Wolves fans did say he hadnt been the same player for a few years, seems they were right.

However as the clip shows when he gets going and has some space he is as good as anyone in the league at carrying the ball at pace, not something we have many players who can do.

MB has openly said the entire style we play hinders Costa as it denies him the space he thrives on. Hopefully if promoted he will be able to find a bit more space in a league that wont treat us with as much fear as this one does.

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Post by Leeds1000 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:30 pm

Can't knock AR for putting his money up. The games i have seen he can be frustrating to watch, but i guess you can say that about Leeds in general when it come to chances converted. He's coming into his prime so hopefully there's plenty more to come.

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Post by mothbanquet » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:00 pm

To add to the great comments both pro, anti and indifferent to Costa, we must also consider that while some players (Klich, Phillips) improve more quickly than others (Harrison, Ayling), some of the legends Bielsa has created have taken even longer than two seasons to reach their potential. The reasons for this are many, varied and complex but it's clear to see.

Obviously I'm not claiming Costa will become a legend by any means, but the point is I strongly feel there is more yet to come from him. This is only his first season with us after all, and after writing off Harrison at the end of last season I've had to eat my own words this season. But they were tasty words and I'm happy to chow down.

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Re: Helder Costa: Wolves winger completes £16m Leeds move on four-year contract

Post by leedsalex » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:07 pm

Waste of money in my opinion,
Orta to blame again, with the August situation to come where we may have to pay more. And all this without even knowing where we are going to play next season.
I dont want to think what is going to happen if we fail to win promotion. We need to get rid of Orta at the end of the season.

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Re: Helder Costa: Wolves winger completes £16m Leeds move on four-year contract

Post by Cjay » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:09 pm

That Helder Costa is the one who Wolves had a few years ago :clap:

The one who top teams were looking at after his 1st season at Wolves.

Brilliant performance.

Pace, skill, work rate, end product and fantastic use of the ball ( managing to create 4 chances and maintain an 89% pass accuracy is superb)

Really chuffed for him, under immense pressure, thats how you start to justify your price tag.

More please HC :)

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Post by Norm » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:57 am

I agree with Cjay - I haven't seen him play for Leeds (apart from the clip now, thanks vm) but when he was at Wolves in the early days he was brilliant - I still don't know why they let him go but I'm glad they did. With him and a half-game Pablo we've got something else, in addition to the great Klich and all the other assets we have, I think we're a bit special, OK a lot special.

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Re: Helder Costa: Wolves winger completes £16m Leeds move on four-year contract

Post by Norm » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:52 am

Maybe, just maybe, now that his 4 years is assured, he feels part of the family - I. for one, am glad to have him with us.
He's excellent and will be well-motivated I'm sure - wait for fireworks similar to the Stoke game.

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Post by 1964white » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:06 am

Permanent deal, goal and an assist. What a week. :clape:

Helder Costa vs. Stoke City

89.7% pass accuracy
42 touches
26/29 successful passes
4 chances created :star:
4 touches in opposition box
2/3 successful take-ons
2 times fouled
1 goal ⚽
1 assist :star:
1 shot on-target


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Post by Irish Ian » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:18 am

Winning that penalty turned the game last night, then he showed a cool head in the box to poke home the second.

He has shown glimpses of his this season and lets hope a contract, the feeling thst he now belongs will allow him to be a bit more consistent.

Of course it us a fact that most wingers will struggle for consistency.
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