The Football Manc Cave

Focusing on the football news in Greater Manchester

Leeds Utd grabs Wolves star, will he be the difference?

Leeds have completed the loan signing of Helder Costa, with a view to a £15 million permanent deal next summer. The Football Manc Cave think that this is a top signing.

You’ll struggle to find many better players in the Championship next season. An outstanding talent that can win games on his own.

Wolves signed the winger on loan from Benfica before the 2016/17 campaign, initially on loan. He lit up Molineux, scoring 10 goals that season, also two at Anfield in a famous FA Cup win and earned himself Wolves’ Player of the year award.

After signing permanently for around £13 million, Costa had another impressive season, helping Wolves to win the league.

Despite making 25 appearances in the 2018/19 campaign, the Portuguese attacker seemed to struggle with the physicality of the Premier League. In the Championship, he’s a different class, we’re all in agreement here at the Football Manc Cave. So quick, tricky and has a good end product. We’re not sure Leeds really needed to improve their attacking force, defensively they aren’t great and that’ll need working on if they want to mount another title push next season.

The Difference?

Will he be the difference between automatic promotion or the playoffs? No, Gavin Massey is still in the league. There’s just something about Leeds. They were exceptional at Wigan, the best Championship side I’ve seen by a country mile, it felt like we were playing a top 10 Premier League team. I remember saying, if Leeds don’t go up this year, they never will.

I still think they were the best side in the league last season. They just always find a way to mess it up after Christmas. Costa is a great signing. If Leeds had Ronaldo and Messi, I still wouldn’t be confident in saying they’ll get promoted. It’s Leeds.

%d bloggers like this: