According to reports, Liverpool are considering a move for Wolves winger Adama Traore.
The 23-year-old has been a revelation at Molineux this season following a difficult inaugural bout in the Premier League last campaign.
Traore is the kind of player that perfectly fits the Jurgen Klopp mould with the Spaniard looking to make that next step from untested prospect to a proven match-winner.
According to 90 min.com, the Reds will battle both Barcelona and Manchester City for Traore. They also say that the 23-year-old would cost a huge £70m.
Jamie Redknapp is a footballing expert who has been impressed by the former Barcelona star’s recent performances after Traore helped inspire a dramatic comeback for Wolves at the weekend following their 3-2 win at St Mary’s.
Traore registered two assists as Wolves secured their eighth league win of the season to move five points off of the top-four – he now has five goals and nine assists in all competitions this season.
Following the victory, Redknapp gave a glowing referral to Traore in his Daily Mail column which vindicates why Liverpool should consider making an approach for the Spanish international.
He wrote: “For a while, we thought Traore was all pace and no end product, someone who would rank high in the FIFA 20 speed charts but low when it came to the actual shooting.
“He had the equipment but didn’t seem sure what to do with it. Traore is an amazing weapon for a side. With him as an outlet, you can turn defence into attack with one long ball because you know he is capable of catching it.
“He frightens the life out of opponents — would you want to be given the job of marking him? — and has the power to match his speed. Amid all this, it is important to remember Traore only turns 24 next week, too.
“He was 17 when he made his Barcelona first-team debut, coming off the bench to replace Neymar in a 4-0 win over Granada. He was a raw talent then, a teenager in need of a good coach who could put his weaponry to proper use. He has got that from Nuno now.’
What RTK has to say
At 23, Traore is certainly someone Klopp should consider as a long-term option in Liverpool’s attacking armoury – it will be interesting to see how he fares against the Reds on Thursday evening.
The Reds’ current front trident will all be 28 at the start of next season and all are currently in the peak stages of their careers.
However, Traore is still young and could learn a great deal under the tutelage of the most feared attacking force currently in world football. Traore is in a similar position to Sadio Mane who made the gargantuan leap from a game-changer at Southampton into a Ballon d’Or contender at Anfield.