Danny Mills believes Wolves forward Helder Costa will be attracted by a move to Leeds.
The Championship play-off semi-finalists are believed to be interested in signing the one-time £13m club record signing on a season-long loan deal, to join former Molineux wing back Barry Douglas at Elland Road.
The 25-year-old is believed to be one of the players head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is willing to accept offers for this summer on a loan or permanent basis as he looks to strengthen his squad.
Former Leeds and England right back Mills, 42, who is not best remembered by Wolves fans for his part in a red card for Alex Rae in November 2003 when he played on loan for Middlesbrough, reckons the move would make sense for all parties.
“I think Leeds have a good chance of signing him,” Mills told Football Insider. “I can see Wolves loaning him as I expect them to invest this summer and bring in new players.
“If he sees himself slipping down the Wolves pecking order he is likely to think he needs more regular football and a move. He is on the fringes. If Wolves bring in an attacking player or two and strengthen, that could make up his mind.
“A big attraction for Premier League players joining Leeds is (manager Marcelo) Bielsa. That’s what Costa will be looking at, thinking he wants to play for Bielsa. He will want to play week in, week out as well, so you could see this happening.”
Costa isn’t the only Wolves player expected to move on this summer. Fellow Portuguese forward Ivan Cavaleiro, who was linked with Leeds this time last year, is wanted by relegated Premier League clubs Fulham and Huddersfield.
Costa had an indifferent season at Molineux last term. The Portugal international played 25 Premier League games, but after being a fixture in the side in the first half of the season, failed to start a league game after the January 2 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. His only two starts were in the FA Cup fourth round ties against Shrewsbury Town.