Wolverhampton Wanderers are finally up and running under Bruno Lage as the Old Gold scored their first goals and points of the season last weekend.
It has been a long and arduous few weeks for Wolves but they finally have something to savour.
The transfer window has only just ended but already we’re seeing rumours resurface about Adama Traore’s future at Molineux.
He was linked with a move away from the Midlands on a regular basis this summer but Lage eventually managed to keep him at Wolves.
That was ultimately knocked back by his club who wanted to keep their best players unless a seismic offer came in.
That said, reporter Dean Jones has delivered a potentially crushing blow in an interview with GIVEMESPORT.
Speaking about events behind the scenes, he said: “I think Traore himself certainly has certain expectations bigger than Wolves in his career.”
It is natural for a player of Traore’s calibre to see himself at a large club; he did come through Barcelona’s famous La Masia after all.
That quote explains in a nutshell why he’d be such a huge loss to the Wolves squad.
The Spain international struggles for goals – he netted just twice last term – but on his day he is an electric ball of fun, capable of tearing apart the sternest of defences.
Wolves have had issues in attack this term and it took Lage’s side until the fourth game in the league to finally find the back of the net.
Traore hasn’t beaten the goalkeeper himself but he’s played a crucial part in some vibrant performances in the early days of the new manager’s tenure and he can change a match instantly.
They do have Pedro Neto to return from injury in the coming months but it’s evident that for the time being, their human roadrunner is one of the first names on the team sheet.
Based on that, Wolves can’t afford to lose him in January or beyond. It is a huge blow if Traore really does see his future away from the Old Gold and Lage will have every right to feel gutted.
He is undeniably the Portuguese coach’s main man right now.