By Amir Mir
Helder Costa has been omitted from the Wolves squad that takes on Leeds on Easter Monday – and fans on Twitter believe he could be sold in the summer.
The 23-year-old has been a key player for Paul Lambert’s struggling side this season but has now missed their fourth consecutive Championship game.
He was absent for the clash against Brighton, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest where the Midlands outfit picked up only three points.
Now, Wolves travel to promotion hopefuls Leeds where they will be looking to pick up some valuable points following back-to-back defeats.
They will have to do it without Costa, who they signed on a permanent basis from Benfica during the January transfer window.
Wolves paid a club record fee of £13million for his services, with his new contract set to expire in 2021.
However, fans clearly believe he won’t last that long, with many fearing that he could be sold by the club at the end of this campaign.
Nonetheless, Lambert’s side will be looking to disrupt their opponents chances of securing a play-off spot.
The Yorkshire outfit are three points ahead of seventh-placed Fulham, who take on Aston Villa, knowing dropped points by either team could prove to be crucial.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
It's shocking! Wouldn't be surprised if you never see Costa again in a wolves shirt!
— 尼克·布鲁克 🇮🇹⚽️ (@ebanks_brook9) April 17, 2017
Costa won't play again this season, we're selling him in the summer and cant risk losing his transfer fee.
— George Harper (@georgewolves) April 17, 2017
Costa injured still or sold?……
— D.A.N (@dc77ww) April 17, 2017
I believe we won't see Costa in a Wolves shirt again!
— spencer comer (@spencer238) April 17, 2017
— Steve Cross (@StevenCross81) April 17, 2017
— Jonty. (@jontybird_9) April 17, 2017
Over the course of the season, Costa has played 40 matches in all competitions for Wolves, scoring 12 goals and supplying 11 assists.
In the Championship, he has found the back of the net on ten occasions added with his eight assists, a decent return for a player that has played for a struggling second-tier team.