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17th Apr, 2017 | 2:21pm

Fans fear key player could be sold after omission from Leeds clash with Wolves

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.

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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:

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.

In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan has delivered his instant verdict to the Whites line-up that takes on Wolves. 

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