Leeds could get Marcelo Bielsa’s dream signing if they can clinch a stunning move for Wolves winger Adama Traore.
Traore is a familiar name to one person behind the scenes at Elland Road, with Victor Orta of course the sporting director at Middlesborough when he brought him in to Riverside.
Now, 90min claim that Leeds are one of a number of clubs interested in making a move for the Spain international, and that with both his contracts talks with Wolves stalling, and his lack of game-time, the Whites could come swooping in.
It’s suggested that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side could demand more than double the £18m they paid to sign him themselves, and that could see a valuation of around £40m were he to leave in January.
Whilst the thought of signing yet another winger who can play on the right-hand side might raise a few eyebrows, Traore is the kind of game-changer than any manager in the Premier League would love, not least Bielsa.
The Argentine has built a formidable Leeds side brimming with pace and intensity, and nobody encapsulates that more than Wolves’ speed demon. Described as being “unplayable” by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, Traore’s ability to play as a right wing-back and as a right winger makes him the absolute perfect fit for the kind of fluid football Bielsa wants his team to play.
Incredibly strong and fast, the Spanish flier is the kind of player who fans no doubt love to watch. His 100mph style, and his ability to go through the gears so quickly could add another dimension to Leeds’ attack and set Elland Road on fire.
His whopping average of five dribbles per game in the Premier League last season was the highest of any player in the division, and that directness is surely something Bielsa would absolutely love.