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Leeds United is being linked once again with an unlikely move for Wolves winger Adama Traore, according to a Spanish media report.
Traore has become one of the most exciting players in the Premier League during his time at Molineux.
He signed for £ 18 million in 2018 from Middlesbrough. Since then, Traore has garnered rave reviews thanks to his breakneck pace and eye for goal. Links to places like LiverpoolReal Madrid and Barcelona have followed.
However, Traore has lost his way a bit this season and has found himself on and off the Wolves’ side.
Also, given that his contract will expire in 2023, talks about an extension have so far been unsuccessful.
As such, the Wolves have been claimed to have halved their one-time valuation from £ 70 million to around £ 35 million (€ 40 million). Last month that sparked speculation that Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa is looking for.
Those in the know, however, suggest that Leeds is unlikely to spend a lot of money this month. Indeed, the focus of Bielsa and Leeds is to maintain their Premier League status and then reinvest this summer.
However, Spanish outlet Sport claims that Bielsa is desperate to get his hands on Traore. In addition, they say that the talks on a deal with the Lobos this month are “well under way.”
In addition, Leeds United is spoken of as Traore’s “top destination” ahead of other potential suitors.
While the story doesn’t make a lot of sense, it is suggested that Leeds could ask the Wolves to let Traore go on loan with a view to a permanent deal this summer.
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Spezia’s striker on Leeds’s radar
Meanwhile, Italian reports say Leeds are looking to sign Spezia striker M’Bala Nzola.
The 24-year-old Frenchman has been in good shape for the Serie A team this season, scoring nine goals in 13 games.
However, Bielsa wants more competition with Rodrigo’s summer signing operating in a deeper role. The Spaniard, a £ 26.9 million signing from Valencia, has just three goals so far this season.
It remains to be seen if Nzola is that man. As mentioned, it seems unlikely that Leeds will spend a lot of money this month, with a striker not being considered a top priority.
Nzola joined Spezia on loan last season and helped them gain promotion from Serie B. He has continued to impress since making the permanent move this summer and it is estimated that they may have a difficult task in retaining his services beyond. of the summer.
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