£18m Traore is even better than Jota and would fire Wolves into top ten

Newly-promoted Wolves have set their sights on Middlesbrough’s flying winger Adama Traore ahead of their return to the Premier League, according to the Times.

What’s the story, then?

The report claims that Nuno Santo has set his sights on one of the most exciting players in the Championship as he looks to construct an attack that can make a real impact in the Premier League.

The Telegraph report that the pacy wideman has a release clause of £18m, which is well within the remit of Wolves, who have serious cash to spend and have also obviously benefited from the windfall that promotion brings.

Traore would be a constant source of chances

Both Traore and Wolves talisman Diego Jota were among the best performers in the Championship last season but WhoScored’s stats rated the Middlesbrough man as having had a better season.

Jota has more of an eye for goal but Traore is a devastating counter-attacking weapon, with pace to burn and now that he has added end-product to his game under Tony Pulis, he would provide a steady stream of chances.

There was no forward more feared or dangerous in the second tier last season and the winger’s raw pace should see him able to readjust to the step back up with relative ease.