'They’re going to really push': Journalist claims Leeds will go all out to try and sign 'incredible' £20m forward
Leeds United will “really push” to bring Adama Traore to Elland Road, according to Dean Jones.
The Whites are reportedly looking to bolster their attacking ranks in case Raphinha leaves Elland Road.
Last week, TEAMtalk reported that Leeds director Victor Orta was looking to sign Traore a second time.
Orta signed the Spain international for Middlesbrough during his time at The Riverside, landing him from Aston Villa.
Now, with Traore seemingly becoming available once again, Leeds may well try their luck.
The 26-year-old joined Barcelona on loan in January, but his time back at Camp Nou didn’t quite go to plan.
Traore failed to score in 17 Blaugrana appearances, though he did register four assists.
Fabrizio Romano – via The Mirror – claimed Barca opted against triggering their extension option on Traore.
However, it doesn’t look as though the player will stay at Wolves – so Leeds could potentially pounce.
“One of the things I have heard is that Leeds are back in for Adama Traore,” Jones wrote on GiveMeSport.
“And they’re going to really push to see if they can get a breakthrough on this one.”
Can Jesse Marsch get the best out of Traore?
Traore – who Wolves reportedly value at £20million – is a superb player on his day.
If Traore developed his end product, he’d be unstoppable – thing is, he has struggled to do so.
He has registered just 28 goals and 57 assists in 333 career games at club level.
In the Premier League, Traore notched just eight times and laid on 16 goals in 160 games.
Marsch is a quality coach, and if he can get the best out of Traore, then Leeds would have a top player on their hands.
However, at present, Traore seems like a gamble, especially compared to Raphinha.
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