Leeds United are reportedly set to fork out £30m for Wolverhampton winger Adama Traore, who is also a target for the Merseyside giants. It should serve as a big boost for the Reds as they are one of many English teams interested in the services of Spain international.
Earlier this week, a recent report claimed that Liverpool also weigh up a £30m move for Traore. The German manager values Adama highly due to his pace and aggression that tune in well with the Gegenpressing style of football.
For the Peacocks, missing out on the 25-year-old winger might not hurt too much, knowing they already have some quality forwards in Jack Harrison, Raphinha. However, the Argentine tactician is concerned over the lack of depth in his front-line, especially after the departure of Pablo Hernandez and Ezgjan Alioski.
Leeds United have recently roped in Kristoffer Klaesson but are yet to sign a new winger this transfer window. It has left the Peacocks devoid of a proper backup for the likes of Harrison and Raphinha.
Current alternatives like Helder Costa, Ian Poveda and Tyler Roberts have shown promise but no consistency, with the former likely to leave Elland Road.
Meanwhile, Wolverhampton have already brought in Trincao from Barcelona, rendering the Spanish winger, who endured a tough 2020/21 season, surplus to requirements as new manager Brugo Lage seems to usher in a new era at Wolves.
For Adama himself, it is indeed quite a wise decision to hold out for a move to a top team after a frustrating last campaign that saw the winger involved in only five goals in 37 games.