Signing in the bag: Forward taking on 4-year Leeds deal this summer after payment made - Sources
Helder Costa will be handed a four-year contract by Leeds United this summer as he completes a permanent move from Wolves, Football Insider understands.
The Portugese winger agreed the terms of the deal last summer when it was announced he had signed on an initial season-long loan that would eventually become a full-time transfer.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the paperwork has all been approved for Costa to complete a deal that will be worth around £15million.
It will be finalised regardless of whether United succeed in their bid to secure promotion from the Championship.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side paid an initial multi-million loan fee to Wolves for Costa and will pay the balance on the transfer in the summer.
By contrast, permanent deals for Leeds’ other loan stars Jean-Kevin Augustin, Jack Harrison and Ben White are up in the air.
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They are dependent upon various factors, including promotion and negotiations involving the parent clubs and the players themselves.
The Yorkshire giants did not buy any senior players permanently last summer and instead negotiated a series of high-profile loans.
Football Insider first broke the news of the Costa deal and he has been a mainstay of the team after struggling to break into Bielsa’s XI at the start of the campaign.
The Portugal international has made 27 Championship starts among 40 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals and supplying five assists.
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