Santo: I want to build Wolves team around £13m star
By Harvey Byrne
Newly appointed Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has told that he wants to build his team around “good players” when discussing the future of current star Helder Costa.
The 23-year-old attacker who made the switch to the Midlands on a loan deal from Portuguese giants Benfica last summer impressed in the first half of the last campaign and Wolves splashed out a massive £13million to sign him permanently.
However, with the club remaining in the Championship there has been some doubts that Costa wants to remain with the side, while there is also reported interest from the Premier League.
Now, Santo has told that he wants to build his Wolves team around players like Costa, but has also admitted the player’s future is a “club decision”
“I believe that new projects, strong projects, must be built with good players,” told Santo, as quoted by the Express and Star.
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“Costa is a good player. The club has its ideas and knows how well it performed last year. I believe, it is my own feelings, that new things must be built around good players. I have not spoken to him. It will be a club decision.
“In this day, he is a Wolves player.”
Costa played in 40 matches for Wolves in all competitions in the last campaign, returning 12 goals and 11 assists.
He is also contracted to the club until 2021, meaning the Midlands side will likely demand more than double what they originally spent to prise Costa in January.
Wolves fans will now be hoping he remains in their side for the next campaign with many believing the right-winger to be vital if they want to make a return to the Premier League.
In other Wolves news, Santo claims Mendes’ Wolves involvement is not a concern.