Graham Smyth relays reported Leeds United exit confirmation

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Leeds United winger Helder Costa looks to have agreed a deal to sign for Al-Ittihad on loan, with a view to a permanent deal.

Leeds are just one day away from the start of the Premier League season where they welcome Wolves to Elland Road.

On the eve of kick-off, a former Wolves man looks set to leave the club to link-up with an ex-manager from Molineux.

It was reported earlier this week that Leeds were fielding interest from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad for Helder Costa – managed by Nuno Espirito Santo.

Now, it appears as though the 28-year-old’s move out of Leeds is on the verge of being officially confirmed, with Al-Ittihad fan page, Itti Mania, claiming that a deal is agreed:

“Angolan Helder Costa is on loan for Al-Ittihad for a season, with the option to buy the contract coming from ??@LUFC??.”

The news has been relayed by the YEP’s Graham Smyth too, outlining credibility behind the news ad suggesting official confirmation is imminent.

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It’s for the best that we shifted Costa on this summer, knowing that he had next to no chance of playing.

With Crysencio Summerville’s new deal confirmed, it shows that we’re moving away from the fringe players who might stand in the way of youth development.

Costa has always been a good servant to this club and will be remembered as part of the side that finally won us promotion.

It might not have been the most successful move, but he is part of that iconic season, and then an important figure during our first Premier League campaign.

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