Leeds United are willing to pay a club-record £40 million to sign Wolves wideman Adama Traore this summer, according to Eurosport.
They report that previous indications are that Traore would command more like double that – £80 million.
But in the current financial climate, Leeds are apparently trying to find out how much it would take to land the Spaniard.
Some Wolves fans on Twitter have laughed off the report, claiming that’s not enough to land one of their best players.
Traore is currently off at Euro 2020 with his country, but he was an unused substitute in their 0-0 draw with Sweden in Seville on Tuesday.
A strong summer there would likely send his market value soaring, and Luis Enrique may ring the changes after a disappointing opening night for his team.
Some Old Gold supporters don’t want to see him go, and if he does, it’s clear they’re not happy with the mooted fee.
Here’s how the rumour went down on Twitter:
Why would he leave a club like wolves to go to Leeds— Newport Wolves (@WolvesNewport) June 15, 2021
Why sell him to Leeds and make them stronger and us weaker.— Rob Jones (@robsterj2002) June 15, 2021
He may not have performed to his abilities this season but who has?. Plus he was the best player on the pitch the last few games.
Only sell to big club for big money imo.
No chance of getting him then, Fosun would want near double that to even think about it— Kevin Chambers (@Northbankev) June 15, 2021
Let the bidding war with Liverpool and Chelsea begin. Maybe we can steal £60m for him.— HongKongHawk 1️⃣2️⃣ (@dbloomy) June 15, 2021
they will continue to go on admiring then 🙂— chris humphries (@chrishumphries) June 15, 2021
Is that £40m deposit?— David Ashley 🇬🇧⚽️ (@DavidAs14895040) June 15, 2021
Well they can do one then— 𝑺𝒖𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝑺𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒔 🇲🇦 (@WWFCJoel) June 15, 2021
Then you can’t have him— Mick wwfc (@Mickwwfc) June 15, 2021
errr no— Dan 🐺🏴 (@danwwfc11) June 15, 2021
£40m isn’t anywhere near enough & we shouldn’t let him go to a rival, which means it’s likely to happen for more like £25m to be reinvested in some waste of money from Portugal.— Pierre Pidge Astone (@PierreAstone) June 15, 2021
All these rumours with no one gone as of yet…. 🥱— AllyCrowe87 (@ACrowe87) June 15, 2021
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