This summer could be quite a depressing one for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
They have a new manager in Bruno Lage but he hasn’t been greeted by positive news after walking through the door at Molineux.
Nuno Santo left the Midlands a number of weeks ago after it became apparent that Wolves were going to have to sell their best players in order to invest in the squad over the next few months.
However, the future of Adama Traore is also uncertain. The Spaniard has been in contract negotiations with the club but those talks have yet to spur on an agreement.
As a consequence, Wolves could sell him. That’s the word of 90min, who report this weekend that the hierarchy have informed Lage that some of the bigger names will be sold this summer – including Adama Traore.
To lose Neves was a hefty blow but to witness Traore heading for the departure lounge will only rub further salt into the wounds.
After all, he is one of the most dangerous players in the Premier League on his day.
The 25-year-old endured a disappointing season in front of goal by scoring twice but he still had the beating of defensive lines on a regular basis.
On top of that, he was ranked fifth in Europe’s top five leagues for the most progressive ball carries.
For context, Lionel Messi was ranked third which elevates the magnificent play style that Traore possesses. He carried the ball 126 meters per 90 minutes and recorded 11.5 carries per 90.
He might not score on a regular basis but it’s impossible to deny the talents of a forward who causes as much danger as that.
Players like Traore don’t come along very often and if Lage loses him within a matter of weeks of being at Molineux, he should be particularly seething.
How the new manager replaces him will be a big early test in his Wolves tenure.