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Leeds United can land their own Rafael Leao with Adama Traore transfer

Leeds United have had a rather busy summer transfer window in terms of the number of new players that have made moves to Elland Road over the past few weeks.

With these new faces being fairly young players from foreign clubs, it’s safe to suggest that some Leeds supporters may not know what they can expect from these new recruits.

However, one other name that has also been mentioned with a move to the Yorkshire club this summer that many Whites fans will know all about is Adama Traore.

With 195 appearances to his name across the Premier League and Championship, in addition to two Championship play-off games, the winger has scored 13 goals and delivered 26 assists.

In fact, with five appearances against Leeds under his belt, the Spaniard has won three of them and provided one assist, which came during Middlesbrough’s 3-0 win over the Whites back in 2017/18.

Despite not being a regular goalscorer, the attacker has still shown how much of a danger he can be in terms of setting up goalscoring opportunities for his teammates and being a general nuisance on the pitch.

Specifically, after coming up against Liverpool back in 2020, Jurgen Klopp described Traore as “unplayable”, while Andy Robertson also spoke about how difficult it was to defend against him.

Should Leeds strike a deal with Wolves for the 26-year-old this summer, the Yorkshire club could be getting their own version of one of Europe’s hottest talents.

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According to FBref, included on a list of similar players to Traore is AC Milan winger Rafael Leao.

Bearing in mind how the Portuguese winger scored 14 goals and supplied 12 assists in 42 appearances last season and currently has a reported release clause in his contract worth €150m (£127m), this makes it safe to suggest that the opportunity to have their own cost-effective version of Leao, in the form of Traore, would be a tempting prospect for Victor Orta.

Moving forward, if a deal is there for Leeds to take the £46k-per-week winger away from Molineux this summer – with Wolves reported to be demanding a figure in the region of €18m (£15m) in order to part with the Spaniard – the Whites should definitely do all they can to get him.

Also, with Raphinha heavily linked with a move away from Elland Road in the coming days or weeks, having Traore slot into his place in the squad could be the best way for Leeds to move on from their current Brazilian star.

AND in other news: “Next month”: Phil Hay relays big Leeds injury update, it’s great news for supporters

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