Athletic journalist Phil Hay has said there’s nothing in the reports linking Leeds United to Wolves winger Adama Traore.
Eurosport claimed that the extra investment from the 49ers meant that Leeds were set to make an offer for the £50m-rated player in the summer.
However, it seems that this isn’t the case.
In a Q&A ahead of the game against Wolves and Traore on Friday night, Hay was asked about the links.
“I see a lot of online sources such as Eurosport and 90min linking us with a summer move for Adama Traore,” the Leeds fan said.
“I know Bielsa was asked about him during yesterday’s press conference, and tonight’s game might offer a close up for Bielsa. Do you think he’s a player we could be interested in?”
Hay replied saying, “No, not from what we’ve been told.
“I asked the question when the links came up but was told there was nothing in it.”
Nothing to see here
This doesn’t surprise us.
Leeds have a surfeit of wingers, with Raphinha and Jack Harrison locked into the flanks at the moment.
Leeds have an option to turn Harrison into a permanent move in the summer and they’re almost certain to do that at £11m.
Behind them are Helder Costa, Ian Poveda, and behind them lies Crysencio Summerville, who has really been turning heads for the Under-23s.
Gjanni Alisoki and Pablo Hernandez can play there too, although their futures are more uncertain.
Leeds need a left-back, two midfielders, a goalkeeper and a back-up for Patrick Bamford.
Spending all the 49ers money on a player who hasn’t been doing it for Wolves consistently seems a bit silly, although he proved what he can do with that moment of magic against us last night.
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