Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Bruno Lage has dropped an update on Adama Traore’s contract talks.
In recent comments cited by the Express & Star, the 44-year-old Wolves boss stated that, although he is unaware at which stage the winger’s contract discussions are currently at, he is confident that a positive resolution will be found between the player and the club, as well as stating his belief that the 25-year-old is happy at Molineux.
When asked about the contract talks, Lage spoke positively of recent developments: “I don’t know anything, what I know is the club want to make a new contract with him.
“From what I can see every day, Adama is happy to stay here and happy with his teammates. Sometimes these kind of things take time and I think in the end it will be good for both.
“I’m very happy with what we have in our wingers because we have the competition we want and the players with a different profile. A player like him is very important. He’s a good guy and knows what he needs to improve.
“He’s working hard to improve his inside game. He started the season very well and I’m very happy with what he’s doing at the moment.”
Considering just how impressive Traore has been for Wolves this season, the news that Lage believes the club will be successful in their negotiations with the Spain international is sure to have left fans buzzing.
Indeed, over his seven Premier League appearances this term, while the £27m-rated man is yet to find the back of the net or register an assist, he has nevertheless created two big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of two shots and making 1.7 key passes per game.
These returns have seen the £43k-per-week winger average a rather remarkable SofaScore match rating of 7.42, ranking him not only as Wolves’ best performer in the league, but also as the joint 16th-best in the entirety of the division.
As such, should the 25-year-old indeed go on to put pen to paper on a new deal with the club, it would undoubtedly come as a major boost to Lage and his side, as Traore is a player who is clearly a hugely important part of the Wolves team.