Leeds United may be “resigned” to losing Helder Costa at the end of the season.
That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Yorkshire club’s interest in Slavia Prague forward Abdullah Sima and Brest attacking midfielder Romain Faivre.
This site revealed on Wednesday that Sima, 19, is on Leeds’ target list as they look to strengthen their attacking options and provide cover and competition for Patrick Bamford and company.
According to Le Parisien (via Get Football News France), United are also keen on bringing the Faivre, 22, to Elland Road this summer and have been in contact with his representatives.
Paris Saint-Germain, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Rennes and Nice are also said to be interested in the left-footer who is valued in the region of £17million.
The France Under-21 international, who operates predominantly from the left flank, has contributed six goals and five assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances this season.
Campbell fears interest in Sima and Faivre is bad news for Helder Costa.
“There’s seems to be a lot of interest in wingers from Leeds so maybe they are resigned to Costa leaving at the end of the season,” he told Football Insider.
“He’s out injured at the moment so he hasn’t even got the chance to impress in the final few games.
“Things may have turned a bit sour inside the club for the player and if that is the case, fair enough. These things happen in football.
“I am sure Costa will get picked up. He is a decent player and he has played a lot of games in the Premier League. There will be some clubs interested for sure.”