Everton are reportedly now eyeing up a move to sign Adama Traore once the summer transfer window opens.
The Lowdown: Back at Wolves
The 26-year-old is now back at Wolves following his loan spell at Barcelona, as the La Liga giants decided not to trigger the option to sign him on a permanent deal.
It was not really a surprise, given that he failed to score in 17 games across all competitions and only managed four assists for the Blaugrana (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Everton interested in Traore
As per Football Insider, Everton have now registered their interest in Traore, and a recruitment source has revealed that they are ‘keeping tabs’ on his situation at Molineux.
The Toffees’ director of football Kevin Thelwell is thought to be a ‘big admirer’ of the winger, believing that he could add a ‘new dimension’ to Frank Lampard’s attack with his speed.
An outlay of £20m is likely to be enough to secure the Spain international’s signature, although Wolves could accept less.
The Verdict: Risky
Traore possesses unique pace which would pose a challenge for any defender – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp dubbed him ‘unplayable’, and claimed that the 26-year-old’s speed in particular is ‘undefendable‘.
However, his loan spell at Barcelona was not a successful one, and truth be told, he is far from prolific in attacking areas, notching just one goal and no assists under Bruno Lage before his move in January.
Nonetheless, the Spain international still has room for improvement at 26 years of age, and Lampard may be able to get the best out of him at Goodison Park.
In other news, find out who Everton are now in contact over signing here!
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