Carlton Palmer reckons that Leeds need to cash-in on players like Helder Costa to raise funds to Marcelo Bielsa to strengthen his squad in other areas.
Costa only joined permanently from Wolves last summer but judging by his lack of game-time last season, wouldn’t appear to be in Bielsa’s long-term plans at Elland Road.
According to Football Insider, Leeds are willing to listen to offers for the wide man, who featured in just over half of their Premier League games last term, contributing to three goals and three assists.
Costa is one of Leeds’ highest earners at the club, and his departure could therefore give Bielsa the opportunity to sign new players and try to build on their impressive ninth-place finish in their first season back in the topflight.
And Palmer exclusively told Football FanCast that he reckons Costa, who didn’t even make the squad for any of Leeds’ final five Premier League matches, should be moved on this summer:
“You look at things and say, if you’re looking to spend the type of money that Leeds are looking to spend, if you’ve got someone there on decent money and they aren’t playing regular football, then those are the type to move on enable you to use his salary to bring in the players that you want, who are going to make your squad a better squad.”