EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills is convinced Leeds United have a “good chance” of signing Helder Costa on loan from Wolves.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-United defender believes the Premier League club will look to strengthen their attack this summer and that could mean Costa slipping down the pecking order.

Mills expects the Portugal international, 25, to push for a transfer if he finds himself further on the fringes after being an unused substitute for Wolves’ final five league matches of last season.

Football Insider exclusively broke the news on Thursday morning that United have set their sights on signing Wolves winger Costa on a year-long deal.

“I think Leeds have a good chance of signing him,” Mills told Football Insider. “I can see Wolves loaning him as I expect them to invest this summer and bring in new players.

“If he sees himself slipping down the Wolves pecking order he is likely to think he needs more regular football and a move. He is on the fringes.. If Wolves bring in an attacking player or two and strengthen, that could make up his mind.

“A big attraction for Premier League players joining Leeds is Bielsa. That’s what Costa will be looking at, thinking he wants to play for Bielsa. He will want to play week in, week out as well, so you could see this happening.”

Costa started 16 league games – just under half – among 30 appearances for Wolves in 2018-19 and finds himself at a career crossroads after previously being a first choice.

Since signing initially on loan from Benfica in the summer of 2016 in a deal that became permanent in January 2017 for a then-club record fee of £13million, the one-time international has scored 19 goals and provided 19 assists in 109 appearances for Wolves.

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