Wolves winger Helder Costa joined Leeds United on a season-long loan in 2019 and the transfer is set to become permanent on July 1.
But with a lot of uncertainties caused by the pandemic, questions arose whether Helder Costa impending transfer to Leeds from Wolves will take place as planned. Leeds United’s director of football Victor Orta shed some light on the transfer. He said that the £15m transfer will go through as planned.
Speaking to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, Orta said:
I don’t think it’s as complex as people say. It’s only goodwill and relationships. We are talking about solidarity all the time. We can practise solidarity. It’s more difficult to practise than talk about.
At the end of the day, whoever we are talking about, it’s extending a contract six weeks or seven weeks. With loan players, it’s the same. A loan player is a more easy situation because he comes back to his loan team to collect the salary.
Furthermore, Orta pointed out to the good relationship shared by the two clubs for the transfer to take place smoothly.
We need to have good relations with the clubs. I have five loan players and I am doing this. For Lorient, for Man City, for Brighton, for Wolves, they continue the loan of the players with me.
It’s really beneficial. These players are taking minutes, in my case they are five [starting] lineup players. That is really important too and decisive.