Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, journalist Duncan Castles has claimed that Leeds United have made a bid for Wolves’ Adama Traore.
Traore has been linked with Leeds for quite some time now, and it seems as though the Whites have finally formalised their interest in the Spaniard who appeared at Euro 2020.
What’s been said?
Castles shared an update on Leeds’ interest in Traore, claiming that a bid has gone in.
“The offer that I’m told Wolves have had proposed to them from another Premier League club comes from Leeds United. They were prepared to pay an initial £30m for Adama, who is well-known to Victor Orta, who signed him from Aston Villa when he was at Middlesbrough a few years back,” Castle said.
Sadly though, Castles has heard that Adama isn’t keen on moving to Elland Road:
“My guidance is that Adama isn’t interested in moving there. He sees himself rather than making a sideways move, he wants to move to a club with Champions League status or at least a realistic chance of making the Champions League soon.”
Making a mistake?
Is Traore grossly underestimating Leeds here?
The Whites may not be a Champions League club right now, but there’s no reason why they can’t be there in a few years’ time.
They have one of the best managers in the world and one of the biggest fanbases in the country, so there’s room for exponential growth, especially after the San Francisco 49ers increased their stake in the club.
The winger, once dubbed ‘unplayable’ by Jurgen Klopp may live to regret rejecting Leeds United.