By Azeem Siddiqui

17th Jun, 2022 | 10:10pm

Despite lack of goals, signing Adama Traore is worth a risk for Leeds United

Leeds United are working on a deal to bring Wolves winger Adama Traore to the club in the summer transfer window, according to the Sun.

The Whites have been in the market to sign a wide player as a replacement for wantaway star winger Raphinha.

The Spain international spent the second half of the last season on loan at Barcelona but now is back at his parent club.

Wolves have put an asking price of £20million on their winger who is now entering the final 12 months of his contract with the club.

Strong Personality

If anyone would make a list of wingers who possesses a threat without tremendous goalscoring involvements, Traore will be the first to appear on that list.

The Spain international hasn’t produced scintillating numbers during his four seasons at the Molineux Stadium. In fact, he is yet to have a season in which he has scored more than 10 goals across all competitions [Footystats].

However, there is one thing that Traore provides and that is bringing the physical aspect into the game. He is extremely difficult to mark against due to his blistering pace and tremendous work ethic.

Considering Leeds will usually find themselves on the back foot against the superior English teams, the presence of Traore will always be in the back of the minds of the opposition’s defenders. They would know that they cannot ignore a player with his credentials.

The biggest thing that Traore will bring to Leeds is personality. When they go into the big games, such as Manchester United away, they would need personalities like the Spanish international to create fear within the opposition dressing room.

In other Leeds United news, talks are scheduled after Leeds tabled a big-money bid to secure another new signing.