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Helder Costa completes loan switch to Valencia after falling down the pecking order at Elland Road

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From Leeds to the top of LaLiga! Helder Costa completes loan switch to Valencia with an option to buy after falling down the pecking order at Elland Road following the arrival of Dan James from Manchester United

  • Leeds winger Helder Costa has completed a loan move to Valencia
  • The Yorkshire club signed Dan James from Manchester United earlier today
  • James’ arrival means Costa has been pushed further down the pecking order
  • The 27-year-old joined Leeds in 2019 and has scored eight goals in 71 games


Leeds winger Helder Costa has completed a late loan move to Valencia.

The 27-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Elland Road following the £30million deadline day arrival of Dan James from Manchester United.

Costa, who joined Leeds from Wolves in 2019, played a key role in helping Leeds achieve promotion from the Championship to the Premier League in the 2019-2020 campaign.

Leeds winger Helder Costa is reportedly close to completing a late move to Valencia

Leeds winger Helder Costa is reportedly close to completing a late move to Valencia

But the arrival of Raphina at the end of last season’s summer transfer window saw him lose his regular starting place. 

And another late summer addition will has had impact on the Portugese’s future.

Valencia have confirmed they have signed the winger on loan for the rest of the season, with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season. 

Costa has fallen durther down the pecking order at Elland Road following the arrival of Dan James from Manchester United

Costa has fallen durther down the pecking order at Elland Road following the arrival of Dan James from Manchester United

The 27-year-old has scored eight goals in 71 games for Leeds since joining from Wolves in 2019

The 27-year-old has scored eight goals in 71 games for Leeds since joining from Wolves in 2019

Costa has scored eight goals in 71 games for the Yorkshire side. 

He started his career with Benfica before joining Wolves following the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo in 2017.

The winger scored 19 goals and made 19 assists during his time at Molineux and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League in 2018.

Costa then secured a second promotion to the top flight when Leeds won the Championship in 2020.

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