Wolves would “definitely consider” selling Spanish winger Adama Traoré this summer in order to avoid letting the speedster leave for free next summer.
That is according to Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about Wolves’ potential transfer business this summer.
Traoré’s career with Bruno Lage’s side seemed to be coming to an end in January when the eight-cap Spain international moved on loan to Barcelona, with the La Liga side having a £29m option to buy the winger this summer.
But the Catalan giants didn’t take up that option and the 26-year-old is now back at Molineux with just one year remaining on his current contract.
O’Rourke believes that Wolves would consider selling the winger this summer if there were offers on the table:
“He’s no nearer signing a new contract, so I think Wolves would definitely consider selling him to ensure they get something for the winger rather than letting him leave on a free transfer,” said O’Rourke.
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…
We believe that despite the obvious talent that Traoré possesses, Wolves may have to consider letting the Spaniard move on this summer, even if it is for a cut-price deal.
However, with Portuguese winger Chiquinho suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in a 3-0 pre-season victory over Burnley, Wolves’ senior wide options now consist of just Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, Morgan Gibbs-White and Traoré, so Lage may want to keep the winger around and risk losing him for free next season.
It’s a double-edged sword for Fosun and Lage as to whether to keep Traoré for depth this season or sell him for money, but it’s a decision that the club will have to make in the next few weeks, with the transfer window closing on 1st September.