According to Football Insider, Everton have registered their interest in signing Adama Traore ahead of the transfer window.
As per the report, a recruitment source has told the publication that the Merseyside club are keeping tabs on the winger’s situation and remain interested.
After a disappointing first half of the season, Traore was shipped off to La Liga via Barcelona in a six-month loan deal and now it is reported that the Spanish club does not want to trigger the clause to make his move permanent, so Bruno Lage needs to find other options as Traore’s time is up at Wolves.
The Portuguese manager has already confirmed that the squad needs to be strengthened and changes need to be made to compete again next season for a chance at European football, something they narrowly missed by just five points in the previous Premier League campaign, finishing tenth.
Lage admitted (via Birmingham Live): “Some players will go for sure. We will replace them and in my opinion we have some gaps to fill.”
The £20m flop who was branded “poor” by Tim Spiers had little to no impact in the first half of the season, scoring one goal and contributing no assists, whilst losing the ball every 3.1 of his 30.5 touches on average per game over 20 league appearances.
Tony Cascarino claimed on talkSPORT the player has deteriorated over the last few seasons, saying:
“His numbers are terrible, which is always concerning.
“He got three the season before that in all competitions and six the season before that. So he’s actually gone backwards in the last few years.”
Traore was quickly pushed out of the starting line-up after Hwang Hee-Chan blossomed on the left wing and was given a permanent deal in January following his impressive performances, scoring four goals within six league games, so there seems to be no way back for the outcasted winger.
With that being said, it is likely to be in the best interests of both the club and Traore to part ways this summer and they should accept any offer made for the player to put towards new signings that can come in and make a big impact on Wolves next season.