Wolves ‘annoyed’ as contract talks with star forward stall

Samuel Bannister
Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez TEAMtalk

Wolves are getting “annoyed” at Adama Traore for not signing his contract extension with the club yet, claims a report.

Traore is under contract at Molineux until 2023. However, interest from a number of bigger clubs has led Wolves to try to extend his deal.

The winger was linked with Liverpool over the summer, before they signed his teammate Diogo Jota instead. A return to Barcelona was also apparently a possibility for former academy product Traore.

He did not complete a move away, though, leaving Wolves optimistic about the future with him. Traore provided four goals and nine assists in the Premier League last season, establishing himself as a key player.

Wolves were hoping that form would continue. However, the Spaniard has started just three games of a possible eight in the league so far this season, with no goals or assists. The last of those three starts came back in September.

According to 90min, one of the reasons Traore has not featured as heavily is his delays in signing a new contract. The website claims he found an agreement in principle with Wolves, but is yet to put pen to paper to make it official.

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Wolves are said to be frustrated that Traore is yet to officially commit. The only issues that they still had not resolved were with his agent.

With the saga still dragging on, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is reportedly not happy. Therefore, he has favoured Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence alongside Raul Jimenez up front.


Wolves missed out on Liverpool man

Meanwhile, reports have claimed that Wolves missed out on the chance to sign another defender from Liverpool before they took Ki-Jana Hoever.

The Dutch full-back moved to Molineux as a counterpart for Jota. However, a recent report suggested they wanted another Liverpool full-back before then.

Wolves lost Matt Doherty to Tottenham over the summer, so were looking for a replacement. They eventually got Nelson Semedo from Barcelona, but not before asking Liverpool about another option.

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