KEY POINTS

  • Transfer insider Dean Jones said Leeds United is planning a transfer move for Wolves star Adama Traore
  • Traore is viewed by the Wolves as a potentially better player than Diogo Jota
  • The Spanish winger made a huge revelation about his playing style

Leeds United may have set its sights on a player who could possibly exceed Liverpool star Diogo Jota.

The Whites have managed to make an epic comeback at the English Premier League, but it is highly likely that the club will finish its first top-flight season without a UEFA Champions League soccer.

However, Marcelo Bielsa’s side appears to be looking to bounce back next season. As per Eurosport reporter and reputable transfer insider Dean Jones, Leeds United is planning a massive transfer move in the next window, including a swoop for Wolves winger Adama Traore.

"Yeah, 100%," Jones told "Touchline Talk" podcast when asked if Traore is part of Leeds United’s new investment plan. "Adama [Traore] is somebody that they've had their eye on since the start of the season pretty much."

"Part of this new investment is definitely - what they have in their mind -  going towards a deal for him [Traore]," he added.

Traore has long been a target of some of the biggest clubs in Europe’s top five major leagues, including reigning Premier League champions Liverpool. However, the Wolves are said to be keen on keeping the Spanish winger as the club’s higher-ups view him as a player with "a higher ceiling of potential than Jota."

The 25-year-old is known for his brute strength, intensity and incredible dribbling abilities. According to Wolves correspondent and The Athletic’s Tim Spiers, he has been told that Traore also has a "great attitude."

"[I] Might be wrong, but from speaking to people at the club, Traore's one of the most hard-working/professional of the group and has a great attitude," Spiers recently wrote on The Athletic’s discussion page.

City's Traore trouble: Adama Traore scored both Wolves' goals in a 2-0 win at Manchester City City's Traore trouble: Adama Traore scored both Wolves' goals in a 2-0 win at Manchester City Photo: AFP / Lindsey Parnaby

Unlike most wingers, Traore has a muscular frame. Despite being “big” in size, the former Barcelona Academy star’s movement is undeniably fast and precise.

According to the man himself, his pace and speed are just the end results of genes and constant training.

“I think it is natural,” Traore told Express & Star. “Since I was little, speed was my main thing and I’ve been fast since I was little.”

“I’ve said it before but I don’t think people believe me but I don’t take weights – because if you work with weights it makes you maybe slow in the future,” he added. “I don’t need that because I am really big in that way so I don’t need to add more muscle. So I think my mentality is whatever I have to work with in my body is to make it better and also not have injuries through the season, that is the important thing.”