The agent of Adama Traore admits that Wolves could go either way when it comes to selling the player. Liverpool reportedly want the winger.
Rodri Baster spoke to Spanish outlet EFE, where he admitted that there would have been a market for Traore this summer. Instead, because of all the uncertainty, things are unclear.
“In a normal situation he would have had a market without any doubt,” said Baster. “We are going to hope that the situation will normalise and hopefully it will not affect this summer.”
But Baster admits that now, it essentially comes down to Wolves’ mentality. They could seemingly go either way, in fact.
“If Wolves have no need to sell and receive offers below the value that Adama will have in 2021, there will be no movement in the market,” Baster explained. “If Wolves understand that they have to grow by selling or someone can pay a price for Adama that is attractive enough, they’ll end up selling. That is a little uncertainty.”
Reports have linked Liverpool with a move for Traore before. 90min claimed earlier in the year that the Reds wanted the player, with the Telegraph claiming that Wolves would want around £90m. The Express then said on Friday that Liverpool are monitoring Traore.
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A slightly complicated one, then. It sounds as though Wolves haven’t made up their minds on Traore if his agent is correct, – but how could they? No one really knows what’s going on right now and that makes it impossible to put values on your players.
As Baster says, Wolves may decide to sell Traore and use the money to grow. But they’ll only do that if they get enough money – that £90m doesn’t seem feasible anymore, though.
Prices could fall as clubs need to sell assets, however. If they do then perhaps a lower price can carry the same weight that £90m did before current economic collapse.
Unfortunately, we just don’t know. This situation is one that every buying club faces now, including Liverpool. No matter who the target is, Traore or not, the Reds won’t know the values of the players they want. Nor will the selling clubs.
Until it’s clear, all player sales will likely be in a similar place to Wolves with Traore – could go either way.