Reported Liverpool target Adama Traore is understood to be “p***** off” at Wolves, according to a reliable source.
The Spain attacker still has a deal at Molineux until 2023, but interest from a number of bigger clubs has led Wolves to try to extend his deal.
Ornstein has now backed up those claims. He says that Traore thinks he is being punished by not signing a new contract.
The 24-year-old has started just three Premier League games this season, but has not completed 90 minutes since the second game of the season in September.
Ornstein has quoted a ‘source’: “Adama thinks it could be part of a strategy to get him to sign a new contract, but he does not want to.
“So that’s why [he thinks] he’s not in the team. He’s a bit p***** off, to be honest.”
Traore is looking for a bigger deal from Molineux to reflect his standing at the club. Liverpool and Barcelona have both been liked with the player, who last month won his first cap for Spain.
£63m price tag on Traore
“It’s not my decision whether I would suit Barcelona,” he said. “My mentality is to work every day to be better.”
Meanwhile, in September Super agent Jorge Mendes was reportedly attempting to drive down the asking price for the Wolves forward.
Calciomercato claimed that Wolves would want at least €70m (£63m) for the former Middlesbrough man and that was a price that had scared off interest from Liverpool and Manchester City.
According to Mundo Deportivo journalist Miguel Rico, the Reds made clear their interest in the summer and tabled a bid for Traore.
Liverpool though also had Ismaila Sarr on their radar, but they signed another Wolves man Diogo Jota for £45m instead.