Reported Leeds United target Hamed Junior Traore has suffered a fractured foot during pre-season with Sassuolo.
The Whites are looking to add further firepower to Jesse Marsch’s squad this summer as they prepare for the exit of Raphinha.
The Brazilian’s departure will leave Leeds in a healthy financial position to replace his goals, having already brought in Luis Sinisterra from Feyenoord.
A host of targets have been linked with a move to Elland Road, and one of those is Serie A talent Hamed Traore, who is currently with Sassuolo.
The Ivorian international scored seven goals and registered four assists in the Italian top flight last term, playing predominantly off the left wing.
However, despite Leeds’ interest in the 22-year-old, it appears as though a move would now be unlikely as it has been reported that he has suffered a fractured foot during pre-season.
CalcioMercato has confirmed that the player has undergone surgery to help fix his injury issue, meaning a move to either Leeds or AC Milan (also linked) is now looking unlikely.
Is Sinisterra replacing Raphinha a good move?
Having landed Sinisterra, I thought it may have been unlikely that we were to go for another winger such as Traore.
However, he would have been a solid signing for us if we did pursue it, but I cannot see that happening now or any time soon.
We need to add another striker to the side alongside Patrick Bamford, and I don’t think Traore would be that player.
It’s a shame for him that he is going to be at a disadvantage for the upcoming season, because he appears to be a very talented player.