Having secured deals for the likes of Chiquinho and Hayao Kawabe during the current January transfer window, it seems as though Wolves are now making moves to try and keep hold of one of their current players.
Speaking live on The Transfer Show on Sky Sports, journalist Kaveh Solhekol revealed that Wolves have rejected an offer of £15m from fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur for Adama Traore.
Solhekol then claimed that the Old Gold would be looking at a bid of around £25m in order to consider selling Traore this month.
Having signed the winger for a fee of £18m from Championship club Middlesbrough back in 2018, it’s no surprise that Wolves have rejected an offer which is less than what they paid for him, especially one which would see him join another Premier League team who are only five points ahead of them in the table at this stage of the campaign.
Since joining the Old Gold, Traore has gone on to make 153 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring 11 goals and providing 18 assists in the process.
Even though Traore only scored one goal in 19 Premier League appearances this season, which came during their recent 3-1 win over Southampton, Wolves manager Bruno Lage will surely be happy that the club have reportedly turned down this offer from Tottenham for the Spain international.
Despite the lack of goal output, the 25-year-old has still been a top performer for his side with an overall season rating of 6.97/10 from WhoScored, making him Wolves’ fourth-highest rated player.
Moving forward, it will be a big boost for Wolves and Lage to have Traore in their squad for the remainder of the season, given the level of performance he has produced for them despite the lack of regular goals and assists.
However, with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2023 and the reported lack of intent to sign a new deal at Molineux, it could be worth the club selling him in the next summer transfer window so that they can get a suitable transfer fee for him and also have the time to find the right replacement for him.