Leeds United’s hopes of signing winger Adama Traore from Wolves appear to have been given a boost.
That’s thanks to a report from Birmingham Live, who say Wolves have signed Francisco Trincao with Traore’s departure from Molineux in mind.
It was reported earlier this week that Leeds could reignite their interest in Traore from January this summer, with Wolves now seemingly open to selling the Spain international, as his contract runs down.
Now it seems as though Wolves have already brought in a ready made replacement for Traore this summer.
The Midlands club completed the signing of Trincao from Barcelona earlier this month, with the 21-year-old joining on a season-long loan, with Wolves holding the option to buy.
According to this latest update, that deal has been done with the possibility of losing Traore in mind for Wolves, even though they would rather keep the 25-year-old.
Even so, it is thought Wolves will not leave Traore’s contract situation unaddressed for much longer, and that they could still find themselves forced into a sale if the player does not agree a new deal, hence the move for Trincao.
This does seem to be promising for Leeds if they are indeed interested in Traore.
It seems as though Wolves are bracing themselves for Traore’s departure this summer, particularly with the recruitment of Trincao.
There could therefore, be an opportunity for Leeds to pounce on here, since Wolves are clearly putting plans in place for his potential exit, meaning there could be pressure to put on the Molineux club here.
Indeed, given the extra attacking outlet that would provide Leeds with, it certainly seems like one worth pursuing for those in charge at Elland Road, considering Traore has already proved how good he can be in the Premier League.