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Report: Liverpool reignite interest in Wolves forward Adama Traore

Liverpool are interested in signing Adama Traore from Wolves, according to reports. The Spanish international has fallen out of favour with Nuno Espirito Santo this season.

This comes from Spanish publication SPORT. They claim that Wolves would be prepared to sell the five-time Spanish international for a suitable offer.

The report adds that Manchester City and Leeds United retain and interest, too.

Traore, 24, has enjoyed a mixed 2020/21 campaign so far. The former Barcelona speedster has featured in all but one of Wolves’ 17 Premier League matches this term, but has failed to replicate his stunning return in the second half of last season.

Early-season struggles

He clocked up an impressive four goals and nine assists in 37 PL matches last term. This time around, however, he has managed just one assist and is still yet to score.

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And as a result, his position in the team has come into question. He has started less than half of Wolves’ 17 league games, after all.

The likes of Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto have since taken up the attacking mantle at Molineux, scoring a combined seven goals this term.

Wolves have heavily struggled in the English top-flight since the head injury to star-striker Raul Jimenez back in November. The Mexico international has missed eight PL matches since.

During that time, Wolves have managed just one win and slipped into the bottom half of the league table.

A player of Traore’s quality was expected to step up in Jimenez’s absence but the former Aston Villa and Middlesborough forward has failed to do so.

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What RTK has to say

Indeed, Traore is an outstanding talent and a player Jurgen Klopp clearly admires, too.

The Liverpool boss hailed the Spaniard as “unplayable” during the 2-1 win at Molineux last season, as per The Mirror, while Andy Robertson admitted he “ripped me apart”.

Whether Liverpool would look to pursue a move, however, remains to be seen. His consistency this season has come under heavy scrutiny, after all.

If Wolves cannot entrust Traore to perform on a regular basis, it seems unlikely that the English champions would do so either.

The report states that Wolves could be prepared to do business if an offer of €40 million (£35.6m) was tabled. Considering his age, experience and relatively moderate price-tag, it could be a move worth pursuing.

However, whether or not Liverpool would see any long-term value in a player such as Traore remains to be seen.

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