Eurosport have claimed that Leeds United could complete a January move to sign powerhouse Wolves winger Adama Traore, if Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are willing to accept staggered payments for the Spaniard.
Traore, 24, has surpassed 100 appearances in all competitions for Wolves this season – being linked with some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs after having a hand in 18 goals during 54 appearances last season.
Although the five-time Spain international is contracted at Wolves until the summer of 2023, the Midlands side have tried to engineer a new deal for the ex-Middlesbrough man. However, talks over new terms have stalled.
Leeds are looking to take advantage. Victor Orta knows Traore from his time as Boro sporting director, and wants to form a reunion at Elland Road – a reunion that would also see Traore and Patrick Bamford combine once again.
The latest report claims Wolves are willing to let Traore go for less than £50million, while Traore himself is keen on an exit. It is claimed a deal could be orchestrated if Wolves accept staggered payments from Leeds.
TBR’s view – Do Leeds need Traore? Does he suit Bielsa’s style?
Leeds have plenty of options out wide. Jack Harrison continues to be one of the most creative players in the Premier League this season, while Raphinha has made an excellent start to life in a Leeds shirt.
Ian Poveda, Pablo Hernandez, Helder Costa and more provide the cover for Bielsa’s men. So, a winger is hardly a priority, but the chance to sign one of the Premier League’s most-exciting players in Traore is tantalising.
It remains to be seen whether he has the fitness to match Bielsa’s demands, but the chance to see Traore on the flanks would surely tempt Leeds fans. A staggered deal might just see Traore move to Yorkshire this month.