Wolves loan chief’s comments on £70m Liverpool target need clarifying

Date published: Friday 29th May 2020 3:00 - Matthew Briggs

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Wolves loan chief Seyi Olofinjana has been speaking about Liverpool-linked Adama Traore’s future.

And the club’s loan pathway manager might just have to clarify his quotes after claiming: “Anybody can leave Wolves, he came from somewhere and he can leave any day.”

Traore has been linked with a big-money transfer to Liverpool over the last few months with Football Insider claiming Jurgen Klopp and Co have been looking at Traore as their top priority were either of their attacking jewels Sadio Mane or Mo Salah to leave.

Traore has taken his game to another level this season scoring five times and weighing in with seven assists in 30 appearances across all competitions for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

Wolves have reportedly set the asking price at £70m to ward off Liverpool – a price tag that is nearly four times what they paid Middlesbrough for him in 2018.

While the Mirror say Wolves’ owners Fosun have informed Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo that he does not have to cash in on his best players.

Now though Olofinjana has offered his view and the club will likely be giving him a call to explain his comments.

“He is a good player and we’ve all seen what he is capable of doing. His sheer pace, power, goalscoring stint, skills on the ball and also running the length of the pitch,” Olofinjana told Goal.

“He’s been doing it for the past few seasons, so we are very much aware of what he brings to the table. In terms of what will happen to him going forward, the league has not ended, so we need to wait for that.

“We can’t ignore the fact that he has done very well for the club.

“Anybody can leave Wolves, he came from somewhere and he can leave any day.

“Regarding genuine transfer interest in our players, there are procedures and policies that we consider as a club, they tell us whether it is the right step for us or not.”

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