Report: Wolves made signing with thought of losing 25-year-old in mind amid claims Leeds lead race
Wolves would prefer to keep Leeds United target Adama Traore beyond this summer, but Birmingham Live notes that the club signed Francisco Trincao with the thought of losing the winger in mind.
Adama’s future has been a talking point for much of his spell at Molineux. And Leeds look to be monitoring his situation once again.
It was claimed ahead of the January window that the Whites were keen on the Spain international.
And it appears that Victor Orta has not taken the 25-year-old off his radar. According to 90min this week, Leeds lead the queue to sign the wide-man.
It is a lengthy queue. Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all want the former Barcelona man.
And it appears that Wolves have already executed their plan of action in preparation for Adama potentially leaving.
According to Birmingham Live, the move for Trincao was made with the prospect of losing Adama in mind.
Trincao joined on loan from Barca. Sky Sports reports that Wolves have the option to make his switch permanent for £25 million.
Birmingham Live adds that Wolves would prefer to keep Adama. But if he is not planning to sign a new contract, they could be forced into a sale this summer.
Do Leeds need to sign Adama Traore from Wolves this summer?
90min’s report noted that Wolves would want a significant profit on the sub-£20 million fee they spent on the attacker.
Leeds meanwhile, are apparently considering adding to their wide options. So a move may make sense to many.
However, signing a new winger does not need to be a priority for Leeds. They have the likes of Raphinha, Jack Harrison and former Wolves man Helder Costa.
Adama is an outstanding talent. But he actually scored one less goal and provided one less assist than Costa. And it is probably fair to say that the Leeds man did not have his best year.
Adama on his day is unplayable. So you could understand why Leeds may be extremely tempted to make a move.
But given the options they have, surely Leeds must be considering spending any marquee fees on other targets.