Wolves journalist Liam Keen has provided an update on the future of Adama Traore following reports about a potential departure.
Noted journalist Fabrizio Romano recently claimed that the Spanish international was ‘the priority’ for Nuno Espirito Santo’s Spurs when it came to players they were looking to bring in this summer, whilst also trying to keep Harry Kane from leaving for Manchester City.
Other reports claimed that Wolves were preparing for a £45m bid for Traore’s services, hinting that his future at Molineux was very much in doubt.
Bruno Lage spoke about the matter following Wolves’ win at Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup and seemed to dismiss any talk when it came to a potential exit.
He responded to a question asking if he expected the 25-year-old to be in a Wolves shirt beyond the end of the transfer window by saying: “Yeah, I think so.”
And discussing the matter further on the E&S Wolves podcast, Keen took these comments as a big indicator, before adding an additional bit of information that should leave little doubt as to what the future holds for Traore:
“It’s a good sign, certainly. And everything I’m being told, that we’re being told at the moment, is that Spurs are interested certainly, but as it stands right now, they’re not putting their neck out to put up the kind of money that it would take for Wolves to let him go.”
TIF Thoughts on Liam Keen’s comments about Adama Traore at Wolves…
Is Traore good enough for a top-four club?
The comments made by both Lage and Keen do make it seem almost inevitable that Wolves are going to hold onto him this summer – perhaps helped by the fact that Kane appears to be staying at Tottenham for this season, so they don’t need to go and buy a replacement.
You just hope now that Traore will be able to repay Wolves this season for their resilience in keeping hold of him, because there were other clubs reportedly showing an interest in him as well.
Last season wasn’t the greatest for him in terms of his goals and assists and if Wolves are to do well, then he’ll need to step up. Otherwise, they could risk a repeat of last season where they struggled to replace Raul Jimenez, and it’s still not a certainty that he’ll be back to his best after recovering from his injury.