What are Leeds United’s chances of signing Adama Traore, Harry Winks, Aaron Ramsey and others?


Jesse Marsch has already been quite active in the summer window, bringing in Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca and Darko Gyabi for a combined cost of almost £70million.

This was offset by the loss of Kalvin Phillips, who brought in around £50million after moving to Manchester City.

But with Marsch keen to put his mark on the Leeds side, there is still work to be done.

The West Yorkshire side have been rated on the market for 15 more offers this summer. Planet Sport examines the likelihood of them coming off.

The pretenders

Leeds being favorites to sign Adama Traore is indicative of his time at Barcelona last season. The Wolves winger has made a promising start, assisting in his first two La Liga games and featuring in the first five. However, he didn’t start another league game until the final day of the campaign and even then he was substituted just before the hour mark.

Two more Europa League assists couldn’t persuade Barca to make the deal permanent and, according to the bookmakers, Leeds are front and center for his services.

Odds of 7/2 suggest there is a 22.2% chance that Traore will end up at Elland Road this window.

Barcelona are second best at 4/1, with Tottenham at 5s.

United are second favorites to land two other Premier League stars who endured disappointing seasons last time out.

With opportunities dwindling at Tottenham, Harry Winks seemed long since destined for Everton. And while the Toffees still remain 5/2 favorites to sign the England international, a lack of progress on the deal saw Leeds shorten to 5/1 to land the midfielder.

Danny Ings, meanwhile, looks surplus to requirements at Villa Park. Brighton (4/1) lead the market here, but Leeds (6/1) and Everton (7/1) are not without their chances.

Armando Broja famous for Southampton

You can also get a single-figure quote on Armando Broja’s move from Chelsea to Elland Road this summer.

Despite scoring just six goals for Southampton last season, the 20-year-old is not without admirers. Everton and West Ham are currently battling it out on favoritism at 2/1, with Newcastle United 5s and Leeds priced at 6/1 – a 14/3 per cent chance of landing the Albania international.

The foreigners

Dwight McNeil BurnleyApril 22

Such is the radical overhaul needed at Leeds after their clash with relegation last time it looks like only Illan Meslier’s position is secure in 2022/23.

Wingers Dwight McNeil and Ryan Kent are both 14/1 to join Jesse Marsch’s side before the window closes. However, Kent is favorite to reunite with Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa (2/1), while there is interest in McNeil from Everton (4/1), West Ham (4/1) and Fulham (7/ 1) among others.

Midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is also 14/1 to join Leeds. The Wolves midfielder enjoyed a successful loan spell at Sheffield United last season and is a key target for Nottingham Forest (3/1), although it is Crystal Palace (7/4) who are favored in betting .

Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko could prove a ready-made replacement for Phillips, although at 16/1 that seems unlikely.

Maxwel Cornet’s future remains unresolved, with the battle for the Burnley winger’s signature shaping up to be a three-way battle between Chelsea (7/2), Everton (9/2) and Newcastle (9 /2). Leeds are not hopeless, however, at 16/1.

The long shots

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Another relegated striker is also the subject of much interest in the window, with Ismaila Sarr’s options now looking to lie between West Ham (13/8) and Newcastle (9/2). Nonetheless, at 22/1, it’s believed there’s a nearly 5 per cent chance Leeds will get the Senegal striker back.

Aaron Ramsey’s summer arrival is priced at 20/1, while moves by Conor Gallagher and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are said to have even less chance of success, with both players priced at 33/1 to join United.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also 33/1 to join Leeds, with the odds of United stealing Ajax winger Antony under the nose of Manchester United (4/5) rated at 40/1.

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