Leeds United are considering a summer transfer bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore, who is keen to leave Molineux for the new season.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is a big fan of the Spanish international winger and has been for some time and believes he could thrive in his system at Elland Road. 90 Minutes first reported on Leeds’ interest in the player in December 2020.
Traore is also well known to Leeds manager Victor Orta, who signed him from Aston Villa during his time at Middlesbrough.
Orta spoke to Wolves in January when it became known that Traore was worried and was looking for a way out after refusing to extend his contract.
No agreement could be reached, with Leeds at the time preferring a loan deal. Wolves are now ready to listen to offers but with only two years left on Traore’s current deal and the chances of the extension look unlikely.
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Wolves paid Middlesbrough less than £ 20m to sign him in 2018 and are hoping for a significant return on that investment. No future fee will be paid to the former Boro club as Wolves paid out their release clause at the time of the purchase.
Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all kept a close eye on Traore, but Leeds are very much in the current style of the queue.
Traore’s relationship with Orta, who picked him up from a miserable time at Villa to take him to Boro, and his desire to work with Marcelo Bielsa could very well lead the business to their advantage.