Leeds United forward Hélder Costa’s loan deal at Valencia has continued to falter after Bryan Gil ‘arrived like a whirlwind’ at the club.

That’s according to Marca, who say the Angolan ‘suddenly disappears from the team’ and has managed just 76 minutes in the last 11 matches.

They explain that Gil arrived at Tottenham like a whirlwind in the January transfer window when Spurs ‘gave in’ and let the winger return to Spain until the end of the season.

He was immediately put into the starting 11 by Jose Bordalás, and since then, he has been a permanent fixture, a status he’s earned with a series of impressive performances.

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He’s now ‘almost immovable’ in the team, and while everyone is happy with the situation and the loan has been successful, it’s had a negative effect on Costa.

He arrived on loan from Leeds in the summer and struggled at first but had started to establish himself in the team before January.

That has now ended, and he has managed just 76 minutes in the last 11 games, and his role in the first-team ‘has disappeared’ as a result.

He has ‘fallen out of the rotation’, and his role at the club is now ‘always testimonial’. In other words, he might as well not be there.

In fact, Marca say that ‘it is clear’ that he will return to Leeds at the end of the season and the Spanish side will not exercise the optional purchase option in the current loan deal.