Leeds United are contemplating a summer move for Wolves star Adama Traore as they look to strengthen Marcelo Bielsa’s squad ahead of the new Prmeier League campaign.
What’s the story?
It was suggested late last year that the Whites were keen on luring the Spain winger away from Molineux, but a deal failed to materialise by the end of the January transfer window deadline.
Would Traore be a good signing?
The report added: “Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all kept close tabs on Traore, but Leeds are very much at the head of the queue as it stands.
“Traore’s relationship with Orta, who plucked him from a miserable time at Villa to take him to Boro, and his desire to work with Marcelo Bielsa could very well sway the deal in their favour.”
The £100,000-a-week Spaniard’s sheer pace could give Leeds a different dimension to the tricks and skills offered by someone like Raphinha. As a player either off the bench or from the start, Traore could be a unique kind of game-changer for the Whites – his average of 4.1 dribbles per game in the Premier League last season was the highest in the entire division.
Former Leeds player David Norris has given his stamp of approval on a potential move for the winger, exclusively telling Football FanCast: “He (Bielsa) likes them attacking, exciting players that can create. They still must work hard, but the way he’s been in the last couple of seasons, and how much of a danger he is and how much he an create, I think that would be a great signing. Leeds are looking for top players and I think he’s a top player.”
90min also claimed that “Bielsa is a huge fan of the Spanish international winger, and has been for some time, believing he could blossom in his system at Elland Road.”
If a deal can be agreed between the two clubs, then the Leeds manager will no doubt be buzzing at landing a player he has followed for “some time.”