Adama Traore moved on from Middlesbrough almost one whole year ago, and after he made that move a lot of Premier League fans and those who had seen him tearing up the Championship expected big things from the ex-Barcelona man. The Spaniard became Wolves’ record signing when he signed for them for £18 million, but he’s hardly progressed.
In truth, Adama just doesn’t have the technical ability or the end product to star in a Premier League side. Middlesbrough made him look much better than he is with their style of play under Tony Pulis, using the winger as a pure outlet in a very defensive side. However, now he’s playing at Molineux in a different system he’s failing to make the grade, and there really are no winners here.
The Spanish ace has got the tools to become a lethal winger, but if his first season at Wolves is anything to go by then he’ll struggle to make the grade. Adama looks like he’d be much more suited to running around an athletics track than playing with a ball at his feet at times, and the fact that he’s only managed a single goal and a single assist this season is hugely disappointing.
The 23-year-old was Nuno Espirito Santo’s marquee signing last summer and whilst he may have come with a lot of promise and the fans were excited to sign him, he just has not kicked on at all, struggling in the pecking order behind the likes of Diogo Jota, Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa. If anything, it seems that every party has lost out from this move though.
Wolves have got an £18 million winger who doesn’t start, Adama Traore has seen his stock fall after failing to make the grade as a Premier League player (recording just 1 goal and 3 assists in all competitions) and whilst Boro gave profited from selling the Spaniard, they haven’t effectively replaced him. If Boro still had Adama their league position in the Championship would likely look a lot healthier, and this is one where it seems everyone is worse off for the move going through.
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