Report: Leeds United hoping for significant 2022 windfall following recent transfer agreement

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Leeds United winger Helder Costa could be set to earn the club a profit in moving permanently next summer.

The benefit of hindsight might have dictated that Leeds kept as many players in their first team as possible this season.

However, as Dan James arrived from Manchester United, it looked as though Leeds would need to find Helder Costa a new home, and they did that with a loan to Valencia.

Costa joined Valencia for the season and after a slow start, he’s become a regular in the starting lineup at the Mestalla.

He’s yet to register a goal or assist, but his string of seven starts in the last eight games show a change in his fortunes since escaping his struggles at Elland Road.

While La Liga sides in general suffer from financial turmoil, it has been reported that Valencia would be keen to make the loan of Costa a permanent signing.

Super Deporte are claiming that in order to secure the signing of Costa, Valencia will have to pay EUR20million for him.

The deal would also include add-ons of EUR3million, taking it to a signing worth EUR23million (?19.5m).

The Whites splashed ?16million on the winger towards the end of 2019/20, signing him from Wolves after an initial loan period.

The fact we could make profit on a player we have no intention of keeping is amazing.

I don’t think we should be strict when it comes to this valuation, we should just be cashing in what we can.

Costa will surely want to leave, and Leeds will want the money, so there’s no need to raise his price and potentially price out Valencia.

Hopefully, we can find a suitable deal for all involved.