Good Morning. It's Friday 2nd July, and here are the latest headlines from Road...
Traore available for £20 million
Telegraph journalist Matt Law has stated that Wolves winger Adama Traore could be available this Summer for as little as £20 million as Wolves face financial woes and need to balance the books. Speaking on the 'London Is Blue' podcast last, Law stated...
Wolves have got money problems, wolves have got issues, and he’s not signed a new contract yet. I think you’re looking at sort of £20 million – £25 million, which is sensible money for a good squad player who can make an impact.
Is £20 million a bargain price for Traore? The winger was signed by Wolves for an undisclosed fee in the region of £18 million back in 2018 but was valued at £70 million last summer. A fee of £20 million would represents a whopping £50 million decrease on his alleged highest valuation. But would Traore offer anything different?Would his power and speed make him a valuable weapon in Marcelo Bielsa's armoury? It is well known Leeds Director of football Victor Orta likes the Spanish International; he signed him for Boro in 2016. He once described the power house as the most exciting prospect in Spain!
Firpo to undergo medical this weekend
Junior Firpo will fly to the UK this weekend to undergo his medical, before penning a four year deal at Elland Road. The news came from Barcelona sports radio broadcaster Gerard Romero from his official twitter account. Translated from Catalan, his statement reads...
Tomorrow the Barça-Leeds agreement has to be closed, the variables need to be defined. The fixed will be around £15m. The player will travel this weekend to the United Kingdom to undergo a medical examination and sign a 4-year contract."
Bowyer delivers verdict on Miller move
Former fans favourite, now Birmingham Manager Lee Bowyer has spoken about Amari Miller for the first time since his transfer to Leeds earlier this week. The 44yo spent seven years at Elland Road, made 203 appearances and scoring 38 goals. Even though the latter parts of his stay were turbulent, most fans will look on Bowyer with fond memories. Most memorably, he scored an 89th minute winner against AC Milan in the Champion league in 2000. Personally, it was that moment, that put Leeds back on the European map and gave them belief in themselves.
Speaking to 'Birmingham Live', the Blues boss was full of praise for Marcelo Bielsa for what he has achieved at Leeds, but believes that time will only tell whether Miller has made the right choice!
If he’s in and around the first team and training I have no doubt he will learn and improve. I introduced him because I like him. Is he ready to go and start Championship games tomorrow? I don’t believe so. We would have developed and he would have improved with us and he would have got more game-time with us.
That’s his decision, you know. He is a young lad, he has gone to a good club, I don’t know what they will do with him, but I have to say the manager there, what he has done is exceptional. If he is in and around the first team and training I have no doubt he will learn and improve.
For his career, I wouldn’t say he has chosen a bad club to go to, I know a lot about the club, it’s an excellent club, but for his development, we will have to wait and see where it goes for now. He was a great lad, he tried hard, good ability, so I wish him all the best because he is a really, really nice lad, well-mannered, which is important.