Leeds United are still interested in signing Adama Traore from Wolves, according to transfer insider Dean Jones, and have earmarked the money from new investment to securing his services.
Despite the hefty fee Leeds are supposedly keen and it is believed the recent 49ers investment could go towards a bid for the £43,000 a week man.
“Adama is somebody that they’ve had their eye on since the start of the season pretty much,” Jones told the Touchline Talk podcast [21:30].
“Part of this new investment is definitely what they have in their mind, going towards a deal for him.”
This story looks like it will rumble on for the next few months and could culminate in a Leeds bid for the winger.
Victor Orta seemingly remains keen on a player he once signed at Middlesbrough.
It will be interesting to see if we take advantage of our newly found financial muscle by spending big on Traore.
That would be rather surprising though.
We were sensible last summer and spread our money across four major signings to improve on certain positions in the team.
It would seem foolish to spend a large chunk of our budget on one player, especially as Traore has only one goal contribution in the league this season.
We do not particularly need him either, as Harrison is likely to join on a permanent deal, and Raphinha, Helder Costa and Ian Poveda leave us stacked on the wings.
Instead, we should splash out on a new holding midfielder and also add a left-back to the squad.
That is more of a guarantee of long-term improvement than bringing in Traore.
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