Wolves are certainly suffering from the gift and the curse because of the consistent and everlasting class displayed on the pitch. The gift being positive results, the curse having to worry about their top crop during the transfer window.
Adama Traore‘s improvement between two Premier League campaigns has not gone unnoticed. In fact, the 158 pounds, burly, speed merchant has made it hard not to watch him in action. He has drawn so much attention, he has overtaken Raul Jimenez as the most wanted Wolves player in the Premier League.
The volume about Traore’s specialness has cranked up after his performance against Liverpool, where they hit a near miss. At the time the Reds were still unbeaten and of all the clubs outside of the top six, the wandering Wolves were the ones who could draw first blood against the Anfield side.
The final score at the Molineux Stadium was unfortunately 2-1 to the visitors but the show put on by a near prolific Jimenez and a relentless Adama almost gave them all the points. The talks about the forward and Klopp’s admiration of him started to pick up steam from these 90 minutes of football.
Much like Klopp took a liking to their latest addition, Takumi Minamino, while wearing opposition colours, the Liverpool boss has taken to the Wolves’ winger. However, the £80 million price tag Nuno Santo has placed on the 24-year-old is said to be more than what the Merseyside club value him at.
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Manchester United have reportedly joined Liverpool and Manchester City in the race to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore – and Bayern Munich are also interested.
The Barcelona youth product also drew praise from Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who described him as “unplayable” – fuelling speculation the runaway Premier League leaders could make a move for him.
And now United have entered the battle to sign Traore, according to a report from Le10Sport. The French publication claims United, Liverpool and City have already made clear their interest in signing the winger, who can also play as a centre-forward. (Via: mirror.co.uk)
In steps Manchester United
Since the so-called halt in the Liverpool links, it’s only been about Bayern Munich and Manchester City, who were said to be keeping tabs on Adama Traore. Now City’s neighbours and the Reds oldest rivals, Man United, have come in as late contenders.
The situation for each club is different. Man United need to sign world-beaters in order to compete because next season will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s most defining season yet. They will be in search of many top talents to play for first-team spots, as well as bench boosters.
City needs to restructure a bit. They will be losing a playmaker in David Silva at the end of the season, although, this news means nothing for the wanted winger. None of the spots Adama takes up is vacant, even with Silva gone. He will be up against the likes of Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, and Gabriel Jesus.
Chances for game time will be extremely limited. Unless (only unless), City is resigned in losing Sane to Munich. Liverpool’s situation is much like Man City. Yet, the huge difference between the pair is Jurgen Klopp will pick his side based on performances. He will give him game time.
The race is heating up ahead of the summer window. Wouldn’t be too startled if he stays at the Molineux Stadium after all the fuss. All clubs involved are said to be in for bigger priority targets. He could be all of the aforementioned’s second-choice target.