Adama Traore once again showcased his class with a huge impact for his country after coming on in the second half of their recent Nations League match.
Spain hosted Switzerland in what would become a tight result for the home side, who secured a narrow 1-0 win. The Wolves man didn’t start the game but proved to be a problem for the Swiss as soon as he stepped foot onto the pitch.
Despite playing just 33 minutes, Traore’s pace and ability on the ball was an immediate thorn in the side of Switzerland. According to FotMob, the 24-year-old completed an impressive 4/5 dribbles, the most out of any other player in the match. He also showcased his strength by winning six of his 11 attempted duels and notching a 100% tackle success rating.
Spain’s previous fixture, an international friendly against Portugal, saw Traore limited to the bench for the full 90 minutes. But his attacking display against Switzerland should prompt Luis Enrique to start him in the next match.
According to Sky Sports, the Midlands side are preparing a new long-term deal to see the Spaniard remain at Molineux for years to come. Skipper Conor Coady and Raul Jimenez have already penned their futures and tying down Traore will be another huge statement from the club.
The speedy winger attracted a lot of attention during the summer transfer window, with Liverpool keeping a close eye on his status. Juventus and Manchester City are also admirers of the Spain international, and were leading the race at one point for his signature (via ESPN).
Wolves are undeniably on a strong upwards trajectory and will be hunting down a top six finish this season. Champions League football may also be a target, with top four finishers Manchester United off to a slow start so far. Should Nuno Espirito Santo push his side hard this campaign, Traore will play a huge part in grabbing results over the more powerful defences in the league. With the boss recently describing him as ‘unique’, it seems he is already more than aware of this.