With recent transfer rumours linking Adama Traore with a transfer move away from Wolves to fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, journalist Pete O’Rourke has dropped a behind-the-scenes claim over what the current state of play is between the player and Wolves which will surely have some fans concerned.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT about Traore’s current situation at the Midlands club and what his immediate future could look like, O’Rourke had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Traore doesn’t look too happy at Wolves. I think maybe it’s time for both parties to move their separate ways.”
Traore joined Wolves in the 2018 summer transfer window from Championship side Middlesbrough in a deal worth a reported fee of £18m.
Since then, the 25-year-old has gone on to make 152 appearances for the Old Gold across all competitions, scoring ten goals and providing 18 assists in the process.
Despite not managing to score a goal or provide an assist in 18 Premier League appearances so far this season, the Spaniard has still managed to earn himself an overall performance rating of 6.96/10, making him Wolves’ third-highest rated player according to WhoScored, highlighting the quality he has on the pitch.
His latest appearance came during Wolves’ recent 3-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup where Traore earned himself an overall match rating of 7/10 from Birmingham Live and recognised the uncertainty around his future at the club by saying that “Traore could leave this month, but Wolves must do everything within their power to keep him before that happens.”
Having been previously reported that efforts from Wolves to get Traore to sign a new deal at Molineux have been unsuccessful, his apparent unhappiness at the club at this moment in time could well spell the end for him in a Wolves shirt.
With his current contract set to expire in the summer of 2023, it will be up to the club to see if they can get what they see as a suitable transfer fee for Traore rather than keep hold of him for the next year or so while he’s unhappy and lose him as a free agent when his deal runs out.
If Tottenham do make an approach to Wolves this month to sign Traore, it could be worth Wolves picking up a transfer fee for him and using that money to potentially sign another attacking player to replace him so Bruno Lage’s squad doesn’t lose any depth to it.
That said, it certainly won’t stop supporters from sweating over the speedster’s future at Molineux. Despite his lack of goals, he is still a mightily important player to the Old Gold.