Leeds United should renew their interest in Adama Traore – their fans are desperate to see him at Elland Road.
That is according to ex-Leeds player and lifelong supporter Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that the winger has been made available for £30million by Wolves.
Leeds have been linked with a move for the Spaniard by Eurosport after talks over a new contract with Wolves reached a dead end.
However, Football Insider understands that United are not interested in the 25-year-old at this time despite his price drop.
But Whelan claims that every Leeds fan would love to see a player as exciting as Traore sign for the club.
“He’s one of these players who is explosive, powerful and direct,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“Marcelo Bielsa likes wide men. He doesn’t necessarily go out there and buy loads of centre-forwards but what we’ve seen is him going out there and getting wide players.
“He likes these players who have quality, who can run in behind, who can hurt defences, who can do the hard work off the ball as well.
“I do think that he’s one of these players that has always popped up on the radar. That’s no coincidence. Obviously, there’s some admiration there from Marcelo Bielsa.
“I don’t think anyone in a Leeds United shirt or any fan would argue that they wouldn’t want him at the football club.
“When you’re looking at players who are good to watch and can make a difference, he’s up there. It’s only a year ago that Liverpool and Manchester United wanted him.
“They’re the calibre of players that we’re definitely looking for who would improve the squad.”
A Traore shot cannoned off the bar and rebounded in off Illan Meslier for the only goal of the game when Leeds and Wolves met in February.
Leeds are currently equal on point with Wolves but the Whites’ superior goal difference means they are 11th while Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are 12th.