Leeds United have revealed that winger Helder Costa has left the club via mutual consent.
Despite being a member of the Whites squad that won promotion from the Championship in the 2019-20 season, Costa has been out of favour in West Yorkshire for some time, with the Angola international falling out of current boss Daniel Farke’s plans.
Costa joined Leeds on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the move becoming permanent in the summer of 2020.
During his stint at Elland Road, the 29-year-old appeared in 71 games across all competitions, scoring eight times.
Costa’s exit was, obviously, inevitable given his failure to even make the Leeds XI, with the Portuguese winger spending the previous two seasons on loan at Valencia and Al Ittihad.
According to a club statement confirming the decision:
“By mutual consent, Leeds United can confirm that Helder Costa has left the club.”
“The Angola international leaves Leeds having appeared in 71 games across all competitions, scoring eight goals.”
“Initially on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers before being made permanent, Costa played a key role for the Whites during the 2019/20 season as Leeds won the Sky Bet Championship.”
“Costa has spent time away from Elland Road with Valencia and Al Ittihad over the last two seasons.”
“We would like to place on record our thanks to Helder, he will always be a champion and welcome back at Elland Road.”