Noel Whelan has suggested to Football Insider that Wolverhampton Wanderers-owned winger Helder Costa is a good signing for Leeds United.

Leeds have signed Costa on a season-long loan deal from Wolves in the summer transfer window, and the move will be made permanent in the summer of 2020.

Former Leeds striker Whelen, who now works as a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds, believes that the 25-year-old Portugal international is a good signing for the Whites.

Whelan told Football Insider about Costa: “Costa is likely to play across different attacking positions, and he could play quite often in the number 10 role.

“He has the ability and would be a natural choice in that area because that’s where star men play.

“For me, Leeds are getting an excellent No10 and an excellent all-round forward. Pablo Hernandez was wasted sometimes on the right flank last season, and you could have him and Costa interchanging positions and making things happen.”

Stats

Costa made 16 starts and nine substitute appearances in the Premier League for Wolves last season, scoring one goal and providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

During the 2017-18 campaign, the Portugal international made 21 starts and 15 substitute appearances in the Championship for the Wanderers, scoring five goals and providing six assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

In 2016-17, Costa made 30 starts and five substitute appearances in the Championship for Wolves in 2016-17, scoring 10 goals and providing eight assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

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