Wolves winger, Adama Traore, doesn’t ‘fit the bill’ for Leeds United this summer despite the constant links between the Spanish international and a move to Elland Road.
Leeds are known to be in the market for a winger this summer, although a left-back and central midfielder were more of a priority for Marcelo Bielsa.
Traore has been one name linked consistently, but his suitability to Leeds has been played down recently.
Beren Cross has been discussing links to Traore in his latest Q&A with Leeds Live.
There, he explained that he understood that Traore didn’t fit the bill when it came to what Leeds were looking to do this summer.
He simply wrote:
Traore doesn’t seem to fit the current bill, as I understand it.
Traore has made over 100 Premier League appearances for Wolves since arriving at Molineux three years ago. In that time he’s scored seven times and registered 12 assists.
Victor Orta previously worked with the 25-year-old at Middlesbrough.
Given the fact that left-back and central midfield were Leeds’ priorities this summer, you’d imagine that’s where the bulk of the budget will be spent.
Junior Firpo has arrived for an eight-figure fee and similar money will be spent on a central midfielder.
The winger, then, is likely to be more of a ‘bargain’ deal for Leeds, where they look to unearth a hidden gem like they did with Raphinha.
Traore is a good player and Bielsa would work wonders with a player like him. However, he’s going to cost a lot of money given his importance to Wolves, who are a direct rival.
Are Leeds really going to go all-out to get him? It always felt unrealistic.