Leeds United are once again linked with an unlikely move by Wolves winger Adama Traore, according to a report in Spanish media.
Traoré has become one of the most exciting players in the Premier League during his time at Molineux.
He signed for £ 18million in 2018 from Middlesbrough. Traore has since won rave reviews for his breakneck pace and sense of purpose. Links to sites like Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona followed.
However, Traore has lost his way a bit this season and found himself in and out of Wolves’ side.
Moreover, with his contract expiring in 2023, talks about an extension have so far proved fruitless.
As such, it has been claimed that Wolves halved his one-time valuation from £ 70million to around £ 35million (€ 40million). The last month which has led to speculation that he is wanted by Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.
Those in the know, however, suggest Leeds probably won’t be spending a lot of money this month. Indeed, the objective of Bielsa and Leeds is to retain their Premier League status and then to reinvest this summer.
However, Spanish release sport claims Bielsa is in desperate need of getting hold of Traore. Additionally, they say talks about a deal with wolves this month are “ well underway. ”
Furthermore, Leeds United are seen as Traore’s ‘main destination’ ahead of other potential suitors.
While the story doesn’t make much sense, it is suggested that Leeds may ask Wolves to let Traore go on loan with a view to a permanent deal this summer.
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Spezia striker on Leeds radar
Italian reports, meanwhile, claim Leeds are looking to sign Spezia striker M’Bala Nzola.
The 24-year-old Frenchman is in top form for the Serie A team this season, scoring nine goals in 13 games.
According to Tuttosport (via Sport witness) Leeds are exploring the possibility of signing Nzola. Patrick Bamford has impressed as a Leeds forward with 10 goals in 17 appearances this season.
However, Bielsa wants more competition with summer signing Rodrigo operating in a deeper role. The Spaniard, a £ 26.9million signing from Valencia, has just three goals so far this season.
Whether Nzola is that man remains to be seen. As mentioned, Leeds seem unlikely to spend a lot of money this month with a striker not seen as a top priority.
Nzola joined Spezia on loan last season and helped them win a promotion to Serie B. He has continued to impress since making the move permanent this summer and it is felt they might have a tough job. to retain its services beyond the summer.
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