Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is eyeing a fresh move for Spain and Wolves star Adama Traore this summer.
Reports back in December suggested that the Whites were interested in signing the Premier League winger, but a deal failed to materialise in the January transfer window.
Now, Eurosport claim that Leeds are “continuing to show interest” in Traore, and that “they are trying to determine exactly how much it will take to sign him. Past indications from Wolves have put the player in the £80m bracket but Leeds would look to pay about half that amount.”
Part of the Spain squad currently at EURO 2020, Traore has been a real thorn for opposing defences in the Premier League for a number of years now, with former Leeds man Paddy Kenny raving about him earlier this year.
He said: “He’s got pace and power. He might not be as effective this season as he was last year but maybe he can freshen up, go to a new club and be a top signing. He’s an absolute handful. You wouldn’t want to be coming up against him every week, especially if you get in a foot race against him.”
Hailed as “unplayable” by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp following an impressive display against the Reds back in January 2020, Traore also received praise from Graeme Souness, with the Sky Sports pundit saying: “He is now not only a winger anymore, he keeps the ball, holds the ball and sets up goals, obviously. That makes it so difficult, each ball you lose is 100 per cent a counter-attack and half a goal.”
As per WhoScored, his average of 4.1 dribbles per game in the Premier League this season ranks him as the most prolific dribbler in the top flight, while he also ranks in the top three for drawing the most fouls per game at 2.3.
Having an electric player like the £27m-rated Traore could be a real game-changer for Bielsa in giving his Leeds side another potent attacking option to go along with the likes of Raphinha and Jack Harrison out wide.
He could be the kind of signing to light up Elland Road.
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