Journalist Dean Jones has revealed that Wolves will hold talks with Adama Traore regarding his future during the 2022 World Cup.
As things stand, the winger will see his current deal expire in the summer of 2023, so with less than 12 months left before he is free to leave, it remains to be seen where his future lies.
Having spent part of last season out on loan with Barcelona, Traore may well feel as though he wants to continue his career elsewhere, but with a permanent move to La Liga not forthcoming after the expiry of his loan, he has remained with Wolves for the time being.
And if the latest reports are to be believed, it sounds as though the Premier League club will have a big decision to make on the player over the coming weeks and months.
Indeed, while speaking in a recent interview with GiveMeSport, Jones explained that the winger’s future may well be decided based on how he performs in the next batch of games.
He said: “The way I understand it is that talks are going to take place during the World Cup break.
“They want to see what happens for him and the team between now and when the Premier League goes on pause. That will basically dictate whether he is on the move in January or not.”
TIF Thoughts on Adama Traore and Wolves…
Up to this point in the current season, Traore has been a pretty peripheral figure at Wolves. Indeed, in the Premier League, he has played just four times, starting zero matches and earning just 53 minutes of game time.
However, Bruno Lage’s men haven’t been doing well without him and currently sit just one place and two points above the relegation zone. Seeing as the winger scored in his one start this season – an EFL Cup win over Preston North End – he could perhaps be trusted more regularly soon as the boss looks for a solution to the team’s poor form.
And judging by Jones’ claim, Wolves may well be in the mood to give him a little more game time as a way to convince him to stay and sign a new deal.
After all, as they are struggling at the bottom of the table, they may need all the firepower they can get this term. Considering he was once described as ‘undefendable’ by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, Traore could be a man worth keeping around.