By Sean Fisher

15th Dec, 2022 | 12:10pm

Leeds United remain favourites to sign Adama Traore despite Napoli declaring interest

Adama Traore looks set to leave Wolves next summer, and Leeds United remain his most likely destination according to TeamTalk.

Traore has fallen out of favour at Wolves and the Spaniard will be counting down the days until his contract expires in June.

Leeds United are expected to pounce on the opportunity to sign Traore in the summer when he becomes a free agent, with 90Min reporting that Victor Orta is a big fan of the 26-year-old.

However, a report from Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla has thrown a spanner in the works, with Serie A leaders Napoli also showing interest in signing Traore next summer.

But it appears as though Elland Road is still Traore’s most likely destination next summer. TeamTalk report that Leeds remain favourites to sign Traore despite Napoli throwing their name in the hat.

Pace and power

The Premier League definitely suits Traore more than any other league in the world – he found that out during his Barcelona stint.

The top flight of English football focuses on physicality, power and pace, three things Traore has in abundance. In contrast, Spain and Italy both tend to play slower but more technical football – something Traore will desperately want to avoid.

The muscular Wolves winger is one of the fastest and strongest players in the league, but his poor decision-making and quality in the final third holds him back.

If Jesse Marsch is able to coach Traore’s movement and finishing at Thorp Arch then Leeds will have a world-class talent on their hands.

But his lack of quality has frustrated Wolves to the point of no return, and that will be a worry for Leeds. While the Whites play very high-energy, high-pressing football that will suit Traore, Patrick Bamford has shown this season how frustrating it can be to watch players lack quality in the box.

Still, with Traore available for free it’s an offer simply too good to refuse for Leeds and Marsch.

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