With just a week to go before the transfer window shuts, Liverpool are expected to be active in the market until the final hours and have duly been linked with a move for Wolves winger Adama Traore.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Reds are keen to bring the 25-year-old to Anfield this summer, although fellow Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur are also admirers.
“For Liverpool, it depends on the (Divock) Origi or (Xherdan) Shaqiri situation,” Romano revealed on the Don Robbie YouTube channel (as relayed by the Liverpool Echo). “For Tottenham, they’re trying to resolve the situation of Harry Kane. If they sell Kane, Traore could be one of the names on the list.
“Nuno, of course, likes the player. I’m told the Tottenham board have some interest in Traore. He is not a priority now, but he is one of the names on the list.”
With Shaqiri now completing his move to Lyon and Kane appearing no closer to a Spurs exit, Liverpool could be in the driving seat for Traore as the August 31 deadline fast approaches.
Traore has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most exciting forward players since arriving at Molineux back in 2018, scoring 10 goals and providing 18 assists in 133 appearances for the Midlands outfit.
Although he can also be a very frustrating figure, often failing to pick out the right pass or stick the ball in the back of the net following a fabulous burst down the wing, the Spain international is still a constant threat to any top-flight defence.
Therefore, plenty of Liverpool fans will surely be buzzing to learn of the club’s interest in the £27m-rated speed demon.
While the Anfield outfit’s front four of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota have all started the new campaign well, each getting on the scoresheet in their opening two fixtures, the lack of strength in depth may be a major concern for Jurgen Klopp.
If Origi follows Shaqiri out the exit door, as has been touted, then a replacement will surely be needed on Merseyside, and Traore would be an ideal candidate to come in and bolster Klopp’s attacking depth.