By Kevin Campbell

22nd Jun, 2022 | 6:30pm

Leeds United told to sign 'devastating' Raphinha replacement after journalist's update - pundit

Kevin Campbell is adamant Wolves winger Adama Traore could go some way to replacing Raphinha at Leeds United.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker heaped praise on Traore, 26, and claimed “he is devastating” when at his best.

Raphinha has been heavily linked with an exit from Elland Road this summer with Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona all said to be interested in his signature.

According to Leeds Live‘s Beren Cross (21 June), Victor Orta is not currently pursuing Traore but insisted a move later in the window “cannot be rule out.”

The Spain international spent the second half of last season on loan at Barcelona.

He has one year remaining on his contract at Molineux.

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When asked by Football Insider if Traore was capable of filling the void potentially left by Raphinha, Campbell said: “Without a shadow of a doubt.

“Traore scares defences. When he is on form, he is devastating. He can cause problems for any defender. He is very difficult to handle.

“Raphinha has been excellent for Leeds. It was always going to be difficult to keep him even though they stayed up.

“Teams look at how players react when things aren’t going their way. Raphinha stepped up for Leeds last season. The bigger teams want a player like him because they know he can handle the pressure.

“It is a really important window for Leeds.

“I don’t see Raphinha being there beyond the transfer deadline.”

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