Helder Costa leaves Wolves for Leeds United

By Nathan Judah | Wolves | Published:

Helder Costa has today joined Leeds United on an initial one-year-loan deal, which will become a permanent transfer next summer for an undisclosed fee.

Helder Costa (AMA)

The 25-year-old – who Wolves signed for £13million in 2017 – has agreed a four-year-deal, which will run until the summer of 2024.

Costa told the Leeds website he was looking forward to linking up with former Wolves full back Barry Douglas, who joined Leeds in July 2018.

He said: "It feels great to sign for Leeds United

Helder Costa was one of Nuno's stars as Wolves won the Championship title

“I’ve spoken a lot to Barry Douglas and he told me how big the club is and how amazing the fans are, so it wasn’t a tough decision to come here and I’m very happy to be here.

“It’s good to know Barry, he can show me everything about how Leeds works and I’m really looking forward to start training with my new team-mates.

“I’ve heard a lot about the gaffer, he is a great manager and I know at the end of this year I will be a better player than I am today and I’m really looking forward to working with him.

“I can’t wait to play at Elland Road soon, it is a big stadium and I’m sure the atmosphere will be great and I am ready for the challenge.


“I’m fast and I like to dribble, I would like to show good football in this stadium which is my aim and of course to help Leeds to the Premier League.

“It’s almost the same squad as last season here, the quality is there and hopefully we can push even further and get promoted this year.”

The announcement came as Leeds released a video revealing its partnership with its new training wear sponsor takeaway delivery firm Deliveroo - with a Costa Coffee arriving at Elland Road.


Costa shone for Wolves in the Championship while on loan from Benfica in the first half of the 2016/17 season. The deal was then made permanent in January 2017.

But the forward found game time hard to come by towards the end of last season as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side went on to clinch a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League.

He will wear the number 17 shirt for Whites and becomes Leeds’ fourth signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Jack Harrison, Ben White and Liam McCarron earlier this week.

Nathan Judah

By Nathan Judah

Digital Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star


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