Leeds United are on a hot streak of form at the moment and sit pretty at the top of the Sky Bet Championship pile with five consecutive wins behind them and haven’t conceded a goal in over SEVEN hours of football. Things are looking rosy for the Whites. There’s even good news on the transfer front according to Football Insider.

Then, like some Biblical pestilence, the COVID-19 virus comes along and simply lays waste to sport in particular and society in general. Football is on hiatus and for an indefinite time until the virus has either died out of dropped to such levels as to make it less dangerous to kickstart the leagues back into life.

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Some things, like the tide for King Cnut, will not stop and that is the case with players contracts and impending transfer agreements. One of those agreements concerns Leeds United and the agreement over Helder Costa’s transfer to the club in summer 2019.

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Costa arrived at Elland Road with a £15 million price tag around his neck and represented the big-money buy the Whites made for this season. It was a handily-structured deal for the Whites and came about with this year being an initial loan deal for the former Wolves flyer followed by a conversion into a permanent deal.

Football Insider’s Wayne Veysey reports that things are looking better for the Whites when it comes to paying the balance of Costa’s deal. Commenting that they have been informed by a ‘Leeds source’ that Costa will sign a four-year deal on July 1, Veysey adds that United “have mitigated the cost of their £15million signing” of the Portuguese star by “spreading the payments to Wolves across four years.

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After struggling to initially break into Bielsa’s first-team plans, Costa has now become a fixture for the Whites and has scored four goals and provided five assists in total. With nine games left of this season, there is every chance that he could add to this total.

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My usually loud cynicism has turned to quiet optimism with the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United. I'm a father to three loud children; two fully-grown and one eight-year-old who thinks he is. My main job is in teaching but I find it cathartic to write about football when the opportunity arises. I mostly write about Leeds United but turn my hand to other clubs.