Wolves ready to sell Adama Traore for £30m after Leeds United were put off by £40m price
Wolverhampton Wanderers are now ready to sell Adama Traore for £30million after Leeds United were put off by their asking price in the summer, reports 90min.
The Elland Road outfit made enquires about the Spain international attacker, 25, but were put off by Wolves’ £40million demands.
Talks over a contract extension have continued to hit a brick wall, and the Midlands outfit are willing to sell Traore during the January transfer window.
It is unknown whether Leeds would return for his signature following Wolves’ compromise, but they would face competition from Barcelona and Liverpool for his signature if they do.
The Whites parted with £25million for Dan James in the summer [BBC], and while Marcelo Bielsa is not a huge fan of the January transfer window, paying £30million for Traore makes some sense.
Leeds are struggling in the Premier League so far, winning just twice and averaging a goal per game, and failure to bolster their attack in the winter transfer window could be a gamble that ends up backfiring.
Traore is not having a good campaign either, with no goal or assist to his name in 12 games across all competitions.
However, he could be a different beast under a head coach like Bielsa.
His speed will definitely come in very handy in a Leeds team that loves to play counter-attacking football.
Having featured as a wing-back under Nuno Espirito Santo, the Argentine boss could bring out the best in the powerhouse, and his skill set could make the Whites difficult to play against.
Bielsa is known for developing his players, and he could be the best instructor for the struggling Traore.
He is not getting most of his decisions in front of goal right, but that could become history at Leeds should a move work out.
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