Leeds United forward Hélder Costa’s loan deal at Valencia does not include a purchase option, meaning a permanent move is looking increasingly unlikely.
Super Deporte cover the situation at the Spanish club today, taking a look at players who could be moved on amid their financial crisis.
Costa is one of those on the list, having joined the club on loan from Leeds at the end of the summer transfer window.
He endured a rocky start to life at the Mestalla but has since turned things around, with his ‘good performance and work’ meaning he now has ‘importance’ in the team, despite not being an ‘express request’ for manager Jose Bordalás.
If that continues for the rest of the season, there’s every chance Valencia would want to take him from Leeds permanently, but Super Deporte report ‘there is no option to buy’ in regards to forward.
That means the Spanish side will have to negotiate with Leeds, which is likely to be a major issue given their financial situation.
Cadena Cope report today that they are on the brink of ‘dissolution’ after suffering losses of €31.2m in 2020/21. That means the club has to find €36m, which is very likely to be brought in via sales.
Thus, in that scenario, it seems very unlikely that they’ll be doing any negotiations for Costa, who they presumably couldn’t afford anyway.