According to transfer insider Dean Jones, Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore is still poised to move away from Molineux, with the Toffees being one of the potential suitors.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones claimed: “Adama Traore is one to keep an eye on in this final week. Intermediaries are still working on a new club for him and there has been most interest from Chelsea, Spurs and Everton.
“He’s got to be one of the best options left on the market.”
Although his statistics and end-product have long been a point of contention, Traore has struck a fine partnership with Wolves team-mate Raul Jimenez in the past.
During the 2019/20 season, when the Mexican netted an impressive 17 Premier League goals, it is clear that he owed a lot of his success to the “frightening” Spain winger, as dubbed by Joel Rabinowitz.
It is no surprise that his numbers then fell off a cliff after the horrific injury sustained by Jimenez in November 2020, with only five goals and three assists for Wolves since the start of 2020/21, and since then he has never really been the same.
Perhaps if he were to return to full fitness, he could benefit from the constant threat posed by Traore along the flanks – in 2020/21, he completed 25 take-ons combined with a cross, more than double anyone else in the Premier League.
Combined with Calvert-Lewin’s aerial prowess – he ranks in the top 5% for headers won among strikers in Europe’s top five leagues over the past 12 months – this would make for a devastating combination.
Traore’s ability to beat opponents due to his speed and incredible physique has seen him labelled a “monster”; unsurprisingly so by the way in which he often dominates full-backs.
He would surely strike up a fine partnership with Calvert-Lewin, should the England international manage to stay fit, and at the very least it would provide another offensive outlet for Lampard to call upon in times of need.