Date: 10th May 2021 at 6:50pm
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Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest installment of the Transfer Window podcast, where he revealed Adama Traore has rejected the offer of a new contract at .

The 25-year-old winger has been in impressive form for Espirito Santo’s men of late, bagging two goals and providing two assists in his last six Premier League outings.

Traore’s exploits have helped the Midlands outfit to climb up to 12th in the top-flight standings after a difficult campaign, reportedly earning the international the proposal of fresh terms at .

However, according to Castles, the Spain international was less than impressed with the offer that Wolves put on the table, and Traore’s representatives are now angling for a move away.

He said: (26:18) “Wolves have been holding contract talks with Traore, partly to extend the deal to give them more leverage in the transfer market, but also to see if they could retain him at a reasonable cost and then focus on selling one of the others.

“He’s currently under contract until 2023. I’m told they have made Traore an offer, but that it is way below the sums that Traore would be expecting to receive should he leave the club, and certainly what he’d expect to receive should he stay at the club.

“He wants to be on the same tier as the best-paid players are, he’s nowhere near that at present because he came from , really kind of established his status at Wolverhampton. So, I think the sense from the people around Adama Traore is that they want to be told the price at which Wolves are prepared to sell.

“They want it to be a realistic price in the current [pandemic] affected market so they can go and talk to suitors and start working out where the best place for him to move would be, and their thinking is no more than €40 million as an asking price.”

TIF Thoughts on Traore’s future…

Castle has previously reported that Wolves were prepared to sell Ruben Neves, Pedro Neto and Adama Traore this summer, if their substantial asking prices were met.

With Neto yet to recover from a significant injury and Neves not having his greatest season, the £31.5m rated Traore (as per Transfermarkt) may be the easiest asset to sell for Espirito Santo’s side.

Wolves sold Diogo Jota last summer, showing that they’re prepared to sell their best players in order to reinvest the funds, so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Traore depart in the coming months.

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