Report: Leeds could launch club-record £30m bid for Wolves' Adama Traore
Leeds could be ready to smash their transfer record to bring in Wolves winger, Adama Traore, with the Whites eyeing a £30m move.
That’s according to Duncan Castles, who was speaking on his Transfer Window podcast about Leeds’ interest in Traore.
Castles claims Leeds are ready to make a £30m bid for the speedy winger, who has suffered from inconsistent form in the last 12 months with Wolves.
That fee would eclipse the £26m paid last summer for his Spanish international teammate, Rodrigo Moreno.
However, there is a potential issue in Leeds actually getting a deal for Traore over the line. Castle’s claims that Traore sees himself leaving Wolves, but only for a team capable of challenging for the Champions League spots.
Leeds, despite their impressive return to the Premier League last term, are not a natural name in that conversation at the moment.
Marcelo Bielsa, though, is said to be a fan of Traore. The winger has had his moments in the Premier League, and both Jurgen Klopp and Graeme Souness have previously branded him ‘unplayable’ on his day.
‘Unique’ Traore suits Leeds, can Bielsa work his magic
While we all know Traore suffers from inconsistent form, there is no doubt this is an explosive and exciting player. He suits Leeds down to the ground as well, given how they play. Certainly, Nuno Santo’s comments on Traore being a ‘unique’ player have some truth.
Capable on either wing, with pace to burn, Traore is certainly an upgrade on the likes of Ian Poveda and Helder Costa, for example.
If Leeds can get this deal over the line, it will be quite the coup. Further, it could also propel them towards those European places.
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