Traore looking like a big-money blunder as he fails as impact sub

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When Wolverhampton Wanderers chose to splash the cash on signing Adama Traore from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018 there was plenty of intrigue to see if the speed demon could translate his Championship form in the top flight.

To date, it is fair to say he has failed in doing so.

Despite his 21 Premier League appearances only six have come in the starting XI and they have produced just one goal and one assists – hardly the sort of record expected for a record £18million fee, as reported by the BBC.

It was another substitute outing for the 23-year-old on Monday night when Nuno Espirito Santo and his men welcomed Newcastle United to Molineux and while he did manage to set up Willy Boly for his last minute equaliser, Traore still looked all out of sorts for his nine minute cameo.

There is no confidence running through the former Barcelona man, that much is evident, but he certainly should have had no troubles in giving Javier Manquillo and DeAndre Yedlin a hard time during his short spell on the pitch.

Instead he looked like a deer in the headlights, slashing his boot through whatever came his way and lacking the composure to make the necessary difference.

Even his cross for Boly’s dramatic goal was a seriously poor one and he can consider himself lucky his teammate got his head to the ball at all.

Hopes were high for the former Boro man but he once again failed to demonstrate why he was worth the money spent on his capture – and the big money blunder is becoming clearer every time he steps out onto the pitch.

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