Wolverhampton Wanderers have had ‘contacts’ with Adama Traore about renewing his contract, according to journalist Rudy Galetti.
Traore’s future at Wolves is uncertain, given that his current contract is set to expire at the end of the season, meaning that he is allowed to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs this month.
However, since Julen Lopetegui arrived at the club, the manager has made it clear that he wants to keep hold of the winger, saying:
“We have a big consideration about Adama and we are going to try, of course, to have him continue here, but we will see. I don’t know what is going to happen, but I know his commitment with us is big and this is my demand as a coach. After, I don’t know what will happen.”
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Galetti has now provided an update about the Spaniard’s future at Molineux, saying:
“Yes, at the moment, he could stay at Wolves. There are contacts for his renewal, but at the moment, nothing has been decided yet.
“For sure, a lot depends on his performance in the second part of the season. Lopetegui would like him to stay.”
TIF thoughts on whether Wolves should keep Traore…
The 26-year-old has had a mixed time with the Old Gold, showing some signs of individual brilliance, but also going through some rough patches, with consistency proving to be a real issue.
Lauded as ‘amazing’ by former manager Nuno Espirito Santo, the speedster was at his most impressive in the 2019/20 Premier League season, looking like he had really turned a corner by weighing in with four goals and nine assists in the top flight.
Since then, however, he has failed to kick on, not managing to find the back of the net during his loan spell with FC Barcelona, and he has mainly been utilised as an impact player by Lopetegui in recent times, appearing from the bench in his last four league outings.
While the pace that Traore possesses means that he is always capable of making something happen, he hasn’t produced often enough in a Wolves shirt, and it wouldn’t be the biggest loss if he doesn’t commit to a new deal.