The biggest priority for Wolves this summer was to keep hold of their best players.
It was something they failed to do 12 months ago when the Molineux outfit lost Diogo Jota to one of the Premier League’s big six.
Ruben Neves and Adama Traore have been linked with the exit door on a frequent basis this summer but it looks as though both of them will stay.
Neves has been more likely to remain in the Midlands but there has been good news regarding his Spanish teammate on deadline day.
Traore had attracted the interest of Tottenham throughout the window and was the subject of a loan bid.
However, there have been no discussions in the final hour of the window according to Sky Sports reporter Anton Toloui.
Speaking on their deadline day coverage, he commented: “I am told there are no discussions going on between Wolves and Tottenham. It’s looking increasingly likely that Adama Traore will stay at Wolves.”
Given the scintillating start Adama has had at the beginning of the season, the Old Gold faithful will be elated that he’s going to stay at Molineux.
Although his finishing leaves a lot to be desired, he still holds immense qualities and is capable of beating each and every defender in the Premier League.
Bruno Lage criticised his ability to stick the ball in the back of the net after the defeat to Leicester and you can certainly see why that’s the case. He spurned a glorious opportunity to score against Tottenham a few weeks ago and has only scored two goals in the last 12 months.
However, without him in the squad, they wouldn’t fashion as many goal scoring chances for other members of the team.
So far this season, he has carved out three key passes per match in the top-flight. Furthermore, he’s amassed a truly ridiculous haul of 9.3 dribbles per game – that just so happens to be the highest number by any player across Europe’s top five leagues this season.
To lose a player like that, therefore, would be a pretty hefty blow. Seeing him stay is clearly a positive.