Liverpool have been linked with a move for Wolves winger Adama Traore as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his attacking options.
The Midlands outfit are reportedly open to offers on a number of their key players as they look to rebuild the first-team squad following Nuno Espirito Santo’s exit.
And according to 90min.com, Jurgen Klopp’s charges are interested in acquiring Traore’s signature this summer, although they face stern competition from fellow Premier League outfit Leeds United.
Following an £18m move from Middlesbrough to Molineux back in 2018, the Spain international has gone from strength to strength.
An impressive return of six goals and 12 assists in 54 appearances throughout 2019/20 appeared to indicate that Traore had taken another significant step in his development.
However, the 25-year-old struggled to make a similar impact in the recently concluded campaign as Wolves slumped to a disappointing 13th placed finish in the Premier League standings.
Although that can partly be explained by the extended absence of star striker Raul Jimenez, the likes of Traore are to blame following a significant drop-off in form.
The former Barcelona man found the back of the net on just two occasions last season, laying on a further two assists for his teammates.
With Liverpool thought to be in the market for a new forward player over the upcoming transfer window, director of football Michael Edwards must avoid the inconsistent Traore.
He’s proven himself to be a liability on occasions throughout his time in England, incapable of producing consistent displays on a regular basis.
Klopp needs competition and cover for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino after the usually dependable duo struggled last term, but both men comfortably outperformed Traore even though they were way below their best.
Leeds United winger Raphinha has also been linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks, and the Brazilian star appears to be a much more suitable candidate for the Reds.
The £27m-rated Traore may be a talented player ready for the next step in his career, but Liverpool would be making a mistake bringing him in over the coming months as they aim to regain their Premier League crown.