Leeds United forward Helder Costa will return to the club this summer after becoming ‘irrelevant’ at loan club Valencia.

Costa joined Valencia on loan in the summer, having been pushed down the pecking order at Elland Road by the arrival of Dan James from Manchester United.

He endured a rocky start to life at the Mestalla but soon managed to establish himself under Jose Bordalas, putting in several impressive performances that hinted Valencia might look to secure a permanent deal.

However, things have taken a drastic turn for him since January because of the arrival of Bryan Gil from Tottenham.

He has supplanted the Leeds man in Valencia’s plans, with a series of impressive performances making him the darling of the Mestalla and relegating Costa to the bench.

We’ve covered several reports on that front, with the latest earlier this month hinting that the likelihood of him remaining at Valencia were slim.

Now Super Deporte pick up on that and say there is zero chance of that happening, explaining that his influence at the club has been ‘almost irrelevant’ since Gil’s arrival.

Valencia are no longer keen on keeping, and he ‘will return to Leeds United’ once his loan deal comes to an end.

What the future holds for him at that point remains to be seen, although perhaps Jesse Marsch will want to take a look at the player before making that decision.

Either way, Costa won’t be staying at Valencia, having been pushed out of the picture by Gil and seen his transfer hopes fade away as a result.