By Saikat Mandal

23rd Sep, 2022 | 1:10pm

Leeds United must move for Adama Traore in January to launch ambitious Euro bid

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore could be available in the market in January, and Leeds United should make a move for him.

The 26-year-old, who spent the second half of last season at Barcelona on loan, has only managed four substitute appearances for Wolves this season.

According to a report from Tutto Juve (23 September), the Spaniard could be in the market and Juventus are one of the clubs vying for his signature.

He would be available at a bargain price in January, and the Whites must not miss out on him.

Traore has been frequently linked with a move to Elland Road, with 90 Min reporting on August 31 that the Whites revive interest in signing Traore towards the end of the window.

Dan James left the club to join Fulham on loan, and he may have played his last game for the Whites as well.

There is room for a pacey winger in the side, and Traore fits the bill. He is vastly experienced, managing over 320 club appearances during his career.

Blessed with raw pace, where Traore has really improved is in his decision-making and final deliveries. It’s really unfortunate that he is not in Bruno Lage’s proper first-team plans, and his exit away from Molineux looks likely.

Leeds have spent big this summer to bolster their forward department, and adding an explosive player like Traore could put them in a great position to challenge for the European spot as well.

The Whites do have a strong squad now, and if they can keep their players fit and more a bit more quality in January, then there’s no reason why they can’t launch an ambitious Euro bid.

A move to Juventus could appeal to him, but Leeds can provide him with the opportunity to continue playing in the Premier League.

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