On the latest episode of the E&S Wolves podcast, Nathan Judah has revealed how much he believes Nuno Espirito Santo should sell Adama Traore for this summer if the club receives an offer.
The former Barcelona winger has endured a tough campaign so far, failing to register a single Premier League goal or assist in his 26 top-flight appearances.
Judah believes that Espirito Santo should cash in on the Spain international in order to reinvest in other areas of the squad, but only if a substantial price tag is met.
He said: (50:26) “I mean, look, if you get 50 million pounds, you’ve got to say that Adama’s stock is lower than last season where people are talking about 60,70, 80 million pounds. So, at the same time, if I was given 50 million pounds, you have to think long and hard about that in the summer, especially as he has yet to sign this contract as well. So, you’ve got to think about that as well. I mean, he has got a long-ish term deal at Wolves but, at the same time, if it’s going to mean that you sign quality in the different positions, then I think it’s something you’re going to have to invest in.
“We’ve kind of talked on the podcast saying that we’re going to have to replace him. You can’t just have, you know, (Daniel) Podence there who can play that side and (Pedro) Neto. We’ve talked about if Albion do go down, the likes of (Matheus) Pereira at West Brom. I mean, I’m a big (Ademola) Lookman fan, he’s obviously on loan at Fulham, but someone like that, that Wolves could go in for, if you’re getting them for half the price of selling Adama and you can bank 25 million pounds or 30 million pounds, I’m not averse to doing that.”
TIF Thoughts on Adama Traore…
There’s no doubting the attacking talent that Traore possesses, and not many defenders can live with the winger’s natural speed and strength.
Last season it looked as though the pacey wide-man had finally added a consistent end product to his game – nine Premier League assists attest to that – but he has failed to kick on this time around.
The absence of Raul Jimenez for a large portion of the current campaign arguably offers some reasoning behind Traore’s drop-off in form, but if Wolves can bank £50m from his sale, then they would surely consider that good business.