Wolves are desperate to offload out-of-form Adama Traore this summer in order help fund their summer recruitment drive, claims a report.
The 25-year-old’s form has dipped dramatically this season as Wolves struggle to follow their brilliant first season in the Premier League. Traore enjoyed his best ever season with four goals and nine assists from 37 Premier League games. His form led to reported interest from Liverpool and more recently Leeds.
He is known to be admired by Jurgen Klopp. The German has made glowing public comments about the winger on more than one occasion.
Klopp told BBC Sport last May: “He is unplayable in moments, it’s unbelievable. What a player – it’s not only him but he’s so good.”
Traore was valued in excess of £60m last summer and his powerful performances also put him in pole position for a new contract at Molineux.
However, despite the BBC claiming Traore was “close” to signing a new deal in October, nothing transpired. And now Football Insider suggest that Wolves are hoping to sell Traore this summer to raise funds for new players.
In fact the club’s “number one” priority is selling the former Middlesbrough man, whom they value around £30m. The sale of the former Barcelona man will underpin any major transfer moves for Nuno Espirito Santo.
Leeds, Liverpool interest
Traore does have two years remaining on his contract and is unlikely to extend his stay. The club and the player were well apart on the financials of the deal and with just one goal to his name this term, his credentials have dipped.
Whether Liverpool boss Klopp will take a firm interest in Traore this summer remains unclear.
Leeds were also mentioned as suitors for the player in January. Sport claimed the Whites were among interested parties for the powerful player.
Eurosport claimed an offer would be tabled by Marcelo Bielsa’s men this summer. However, Leeds Live poured scorn on the talk in January and it’s unclear what they current stance would be.