Traore would be a fine addition to any club. His incredible attributes are there for all to see, and he was once described as ‘unplayable’ by Jurgen Klopp.
It’s not hard to see why Klopp described him as unplayable, he’s got an incredibly unique blend of pace and power that makes him a nightmare for any full-back, and while his pace and strength has been there for all to see for a number of years, the technical side of his game has really improved as of late.
Indeed, Traore and Raul Jimenez formed one of the deadliest pairings in the Premier League last term, and there’s reason to believe Traore could do the same with Patrick Bamford at Leeds.
Bamford has the link-up ability to rival Jimenez, crafting seven assists already this term, and he’s finally proven himself to be a clinical finisher this term, netting 14 times in the Premier League.
Factor in that Traore has already played with Bamford at Middlesbrough, and you have the makings of a lethal duo.
The pair were already electric at Boro, which is something Leeds themselves know all about.
You only need to look at the Riversiders’ 3-0 win against Leeds in 2018 to see the evidence, Bamford grabbed a hat-trick, while Traore got the headlines, earning a 9.90 rating on WhoScored for his efforts.
That was three years ago now, and since then it’s fair to say that both Traore and Bamford have improved, going from Championship players to bona fide Premier League stars.
Traore and Bamford was a deadly partnership in the Championship in 2018, but after three years of evolution, Victor Orta could be about to re-unite a duo that could be amongst the deadliest in England.