Everton have reportedly made another approach to try and sign Wolves winger Adama Traore.
The Lowdown: Revisiting an old deal?
Football Insider reported back in June that the Goodison Park outfit had registered their interest in Traore, and were ‘keeping tabs’ on his situation at Molineux.
Director of Football Kevin Thelwell is thought to be a ‘big admirer’ of the Spain international, believing that he could add a ‘new dimension’ to Frank Lampard’s attack with his speed.
£20m was the quoted fee to secure his signature, although it was thought that the Wanderers could accept less.
The Latest: Approach made
Football Insider are now reporting that the Merseyside club have made a new approach over the possibility of signing Traore, and are working on signing a pacy forward capable of playing out wide or through the middle in case Anthony Gordon goes to Chelsea.
Traore is now in the final year of his contract, so it is thought that Bruno Lage’s side may look to cash in on him now, rather than risking losing him on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The Verdict: Avoid
While a move for Traore may seem exciting on paper – after all he has been hailed as ‘devastating‘ when at his best by pundit Andy Townsend – unfortunately he is just far too inconsistent.
The attacker has only managed a mere 12 goals and 18 assists in 157 games in total for Wolves over the last five seasons (Transfermarkt), not numbers to be proud of.
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury, the Toffees need their other attacking players to be chipping in with goals and assists, and Traore has not shown consistently enough that he can provide that.
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