By Danny Mills

7th Jun, 2019 | 1:02pm

Exclusive: Mills blown away by Leeds pursuit, predicts ace may end up signing permanently


Danny Mills has hailed Leeds United’s pursuit of Helder Costa and predicted he may end up joining on a permanent deal.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-United defender claimed Costa is a “very good player” with the experience and pedigree to help the club back into the Premier League.

He also suggested that Leeds are likely to negotiate the option to sign Costa permanently as part of a potential loan deal, dependent upon promotion next season.

Football Insider exclusively broke the news on Thursday morning that United have set their sights on signing Wolves winger Costa on loan this summer.

“He is a very good player and would be a top signing,” Mills told Football Insider. “Technically he is very good, he gets enough goals and will accept the ball in difficult situations. He’s been at some big clubs like Benfica and Monaco, and been through the Portugese system. 

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“I could see him joining on a loan-to-buy deal based on Leeds getting promotion and Costa getting a bigger contract with a pay rise if they did.

“He will want to play week in and week out after being on the fringes at Wolves last season. He will believe he can make a difference to Leeds in terms of helping them get promoted.”

Costa joined Wolves initially on loan from Benfica in the summer of 2016 and that was converted into a permanent deal in January 2017 for a then-club record fee of £13million.

The Portugal international has made 109 appearances for Wolves, scoring 19 goals and supplying 19 assists.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that the club are set to table a £4.2million attacking player offer.