Adama Traore is reportedly set for a new contract with Wolves. Reports linked the player with Liverpool over the summer months.
The BBC report that Wolves and Adama Traore are close to agreeing on a new ‘long-term’ contract. The player initially joined the club for £18m back in 2018 and has since grown in reputation.
Enough so, in fact, that Traore won his first cap for Spain this month. His form in recent seasons also led to links with other clubs, including Liverpool.
Links to the player are as recent as this week, in fact. Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claims that Jurgen Klopp wants Traore at Liverpool.
But reports date back further than that. The Mirror, for one, claimed back in June that Liverpool had enquired about the winger. But they go even further back than that, with 90min saying in January that the Reds wanted Traore.
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Despite all of that, we can’t imagine Liverpool will care too much about this new contract.
The principal reason for that is Liverpool signing Traore’s teammate Diogo Jota for £41m last month. With Jota at the club, there really isn’t any need to splash the cash on Traore.
Both are wide players and both a similar age but Jota probably ticks more boxes. He’s versatile enough to play on the wing or up top, he’s known for his pressing, and he also doesn’t have the reputation of Traore.
It’s difficult to believe that Traore’s next move will be for anything other than a first-team place. Jota, however, seems a little more suited to a backup role for now.
In truth, both have huge upsides. They can each carve out fantastic elite careers for themselves and no matter who Liverpool signed, we’d be excited.
But Liverpool have their winger for now. And when it comes to the next forward, the Reds will surely look bigger than Traore. The Independent has them lining up a move for Jadon Sancho and if that’s at all on the cards, Liverpool won’t consider the Spaniard.