The Athletic’s Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers has responded to the possibility of the club selling Adama Traore this summer, per the Molineux View podcast (March 3rd, 27:00).
Traore has been in electric form this season, scoring six goals and registering 10 assists in all competitions this season, across 41 games.
He has played in all bar one of Wolves’ Premier League games this season, having been on the bench for the curtain-raiser against Leicester City.
He has been something of a big-game player, too, scoring three goals in two games against Manchester City – Wolves beat them home and away – while also netting against Spurs at Molineux.
Nevertheless, Spiers was asked about the prospect of him potentially leaving this summer, with the question raised of whether he would sell up for between £70m and £80m.
He replied: “That’s a good question. The thing about Traore is when I compare him to (Diogo) Jota, I think Jota’s got a higher ceiling.
“Has Traore got massive room for improvement? I’m not sure really.”
Jota has been in exceptional form this season.
He has scored 10 goals and registered seven assists this term and, while Traore has a higher assist number, one has to think that the former Middlesbrough man is approaching his peak.
The Spaniard is 24, while Jota is 23, but he has such a specific skill-set that it feels as though it would be difficult for him to take the next step.
He relies primarily on his incredible speed and his astonishing physique, whereas Jota is a more technical dribbler, who can play either up front or on the wing, hence Spiers claiming that he has a higher ceiling.
Of course, this is all hypothetical, but an £80m bid would surely be too good for Wolves to turn down this summer.