Adama Traore to Leeds United: How much do Wolves want for the transfer? What are local journalists saying? Can we see it happening?

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Leeds United have been linked with Wolves winger Adama Traore once more as Victor Orta moves quickly on his shortlist of targets.

Leeds’ transfer activity has been very swift and has managed to resolve three key issues so far.

More is needed to add to the attack, though, especially if Raphinha ends up leaving the club for pastures new this summer.

Links to Adama Traore were inevitable again, and here, we explore everything you need to know about the Wolves winger’s potential Elland Road move…

What has been reported so far?

The latest comes from Football Insider, who report that Leeds are looking to sign the Spaniard after his loan spell at Barcelona did not result in a permanent deal.

They also reveal that Wolves are looking to move the winger onto a new club this summer too.

How much would he cost?

The same report claims that it would take around ?18million for Wolves to sell, while they also claim that Leeds would be tempted to open the bidding at a lower sum.

What have local journalists said?

In a LeedsLive Q&A, journalist Beren Cross was quick to play down this reported imminent offer for Traore:

“As it stands, Traore does not look like someone near the top of Orta’s wanted lists. Evidently, there is a long-standing connection and relationship between them, but right now he is not someone Leeds are looking to bring in. The window has a long way to go and we cannot predict every little twist and turn, so who know. If other targets evade Orta you could not rule out Traore being someone he likes later in the summer, but right now he’s not understood to be one they are actively pursuing.”



Our view?

For us, it’s not a signing that we should be even considering.

Traore didn’t look like a great fit for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, and that’s even more the case for Marsch’s side.

We play without width from our attacking players, and that effectively renders Traore a pointless signing for us.

He wouldn’t be able to play to his own strengths, and would likely fall into similar problems that Dan James has – either playing as a striker or playing as a narrow attacking midfielder where the space is limited for him to stretch the game.

I can see Traore moving to a club where he’s best suited to thrive, but we are definitely not that club.