Jack Grealish has been reviewing his FIFA 21 ratings and has got a lot to say about a Premier League rival’s final numbers.
The newest instalment of the FIFA franchise – which will be officially available to play on October 9 – is being discussed by more than just fans and gamers. In a preview segment with Football JOE, the Aston Villa star has picked up on one problem with Adama Traore’s stats.
According to futhead.com, the Wolves winger has been given a 79 rating and boasts a monstrous 96-rated pace, level with Kylian Mbappe. As revealed by Reuben Pinder, the France International and Traore are the joint-top fastest players in the whole game, but Grealish feels this is a disservice to the Wanderers star.
“I know Mbappé is fast, and one of the top five players in the world, but Adama is the fastest person I’ve ever seen play football in my life. He should be highest,” the Aston Villa skipper said confidently. “You have to be wary of his pace.”
Grealish isn’t the only one with a high opinion of Traore either. After Liverpool scraped three points in a narrow 2-1 win against the Wanderers last season, Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for the Spanish speedster.
“[Traore] is unplayable in moments, it’s unbelievable,” the Reds boss recently commented. Andy Robertson similarly praised Traore’s pace on the ball, admitting he “ripped me apart” when speaking on That Peter Crouch Podcast (via The Mirror). Performances like these are what have grabbed the attention from other clubs, with Liverpool included in those keen.
However, Wolves are just as keen to keep Traore at Molineux and are preparing a new long-term deal to tie him down. Sky Sports have reported that those at the club are confident they can keep hold of the 24-year-old, despite the others eager to get their hands on him.
When it comes to Traore’s pace rating on FIFA 21, Grealish is absolutely on the money and the Spaniard should be given the accolade of fastest player. Indeed, according to Birmingham LIVE this is a player who once clocked up a rapid 22.99mph sprint speed, to put that in perspective Usain Bolt ran at an average speed of 23mph in 2009 when he won the 100m sprint at the World Championships.