'He can destroy': Mourinho makes claim about player Leeds are reportedly ready to pay £40m for
Jose Mourinho has told TalkSPORT that reported Leeds United target Adama Traore could have won Spain the game against Italy last night at Euro 2020.
Traore was a bystandar as his nation exited the competition on penalty kicks.
But with Italy tiring, Mourinho wanted to see the Leeds summer target brought on the pitch.
EuroSPORT have reported that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are ready to pay £40 million to Wolves in a bid to land the rapid attacker.
And Mourinho feels that his skill-set could have been a real dangerous option for Spain, if Luis Enrique had utilised him late on.
“Spain were really good, I was just a little disappointed that in extra time they didn’t have a little bit of a different approach,” he said.
“With so many changes to make in extra time, when you have a bench full of different players you can try a little bit more.
“In England we know Adama Traore very, very well – I was just thinking this guy, he puts oil on his body and he goes for the last 20 minutes of extra time when everybody was in trouble. Everybody had cramps, Chellini was completely dead!
“I thought Adama can come now and he can destroy. For some reason they didn’t and they go to penalties.”
Those comments really do some up with Traore would offer Leeds if they are able to complete a deal with Wolves.
The wide-man not be the most productive player in the final third, but he is a constant threat.
There are few more exciting players to watch in the Premier League than Traore due to his directness.
And the thought of adding him to Bielsa’s attack at Elland Road should be a scary one for the rest of the league, as he could make Leeds an even bigger danger on the counter attack.
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