According to the latest report from The Mail, Wolves forward Adama Traore could be made available this summer if an appropriate ‘offer’ is submitted.
Traore, 24, was one of Nuno Espirito Santo’s standout players during another hugely impressive season from the Midlands outfit.
Wolves finished seventh in the Premier League standings for a second consecutive year while also reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
Traore clocked up a staggering 54 matches during a season which expanded well over 13 months. He scored six goals in all competitions and also registered an impressive 12 assists.
The report claims that Traore has three years remaining on his current Molineux deal yet Wolves have not completely ruled out the idea of selling their star asset altogether.
According to The Times, if Liverpool were to land the former Barcelona starlet, the Reds would have to fork out a gargantuan £135m club-record transfer fee.
Wolves could be forced to listen to offers less substantial considering the current economic and financial climate yet Nuno has stated on numerous occasions that he has no plans to sell Traore this summer.
Despite a nine-figure valuation by his current club, Wolves do have other options at the club should Traore indeed leave.
Diogo Jota, Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence have all demonstrated their attacking credentials this season and the impact of Nuno’s front-men limited Traore to just five league starts out of possible nine following Project Restart.
Jurgen Klopp was a big admirer of the Spanish international during both of the Reds’ league victories against Wolves last season and the German manager did not shy away from giving Traore the highest of plaudits.
“He is unplayable in moments, it’s unbelievable. What a player – it’s not only him but he’s so good”, Klopp said following the 2-1 victory at Molineux in January.
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Given the player’s age and undeniable potential, there is little surprise to see why Liverpool have taken an interest in a player who has the best years of his career ahead of him.
While there is little chance the Reds will swoop this summer, this isn’t to say that the dynamic couldn’t change in 2021 when Liverpool potentially look to make a blockbuster attacking addition if the club felt that either Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino were at a suitable age which required slowly being eased out.
Traore has time on his side and given there are still a number of areas of his game to improve, Liverpool could look to monitor his performances more closely next season and determine whether there is to be value in a potential transfer in the following summer window.
Wolves will want to keep hold of their most in-demand asset a little while longer and this can work to Liverpool’s advantage, in the long run, should the Reds ever reignite a concrete interest in Traore.
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