Juventus have plans to revisit their interest in Wolves star Adama Traore next season after coming close to finalising a move this transfer window.
AS journalist Javier Matallanas claims that the Spaniard almost signed for the Serie A champions in a last-gasp move on Sunday. Juve had reportedly identified Traore as a back-up option to main target Federico Chiesa, who has signed for the Italians on a two-year loan deal (via Sport Witness).
However, despite missing out this time round, there are plans in place to try for a move next year, meaning Wolves must act fast to secure the 24-year-old talent.
Traore is a name that instils fear in nearly every opposition defence. The Spain international may not have contributed the highest amount of goals last season but his playmaking ability is extremely difficult to contain.
Speaking on That Peter Crouch Podcast, Premier League champion and Scotland captain Andy Robertson admitted that Traore “ripped me apart” when the two faced each other last season (via The Mirror). The winger’s rare combination of strength and blistering pace makes him a defender’s nightmare to deal with. These traits have been recognised by FIFA 21, who have assigned him an impressive 96 pace and 80 physical rating (via futhead.com).
Traore tallied a total of six goals and 12 assists last term, including scoring three times against Manchester City in two wins out of two in the Premier League (via Transfermarkt). His ability to break down the bigger teams will be a vital asset to the Wanderers moving forwards, as well as his versatility to play on the wing and in defence.
With all this mind, Nuno and Wolves must look to tie down Traore long-term, even if that means offering him fresh terms at Molineux, as he is such a vital asset – as six goals and 12 assists last season proves.