TeamTalk claim Leeds United remain on pole position to sign Wolves ace Adama Traore in the January transfer window despite Serie A league leaders Napoli showing an interest in the Spain international’s services, potentially on the cheap.
Traore, 26, returned to Wolves in the summer after a loan at his boyhood club Barcelona. He struggled to make an impact, despite turning Tottenham down to move back to the Nou Camp. He has been in and out of the Wolves side.
Starting just eight of his 14 appearances for Wolves this season, he is hardly first choice. The ex-Middlesbrough man is out of contract at the end of the season. If Wolves want to bring in some cash for Traore, they need to sell in January.
Alfredo Pedulla, a widely-renowned Italian expert when it comes to transfers, says Napoli are interested in Traore. But TeamTalk counter his claim, saying that despite interest and talks from the Serie A leaders, Leeds remain on pole.
Leeds remain on pole to sign Traore despite Napoli interest
Do Leeds need Traore? Well, Luis Sinisterra has failed to replace Raphinha as things stand. He has show glimpses, like his goal against Everton. But, the Colombia international has already suffered two lengthy injuries – and a suspension.
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Crysencio Summerville is in stunning form, scoring a goal in each of his last four Premier League games. Willy Gnonto has begun to show Leeds fans why he is an Italy player – proving crucial in winners over Liverpool and Bournemouth.
Jack Harrison’s form has been up and down. So, while Leeds have options, another one would not go amiss. A more reliable player in the Premier League, one that can change a game out of nothing. He might suit Jesse Marsch’s style.
Wolves will definitely want to sell him next month – but do Leeds really want him? If the Whites feel we need another winger, which seems unlikely, then Traore will surely be targeted. But as things stand, other areas needs strengthening.