Liverpool are reportedly willing to pay £25m for the services of Wolves winger Adama Traore this summer as Jurgen Klopp eyes up wide reinforcements.
The Lowdown: Traore linked with Reds switch
More additions are expected, though, and Traore is one player who has been linked with a move as Klopp potential looks to sign another winger.
Wolves may be willing to sell the 25-year-old, who was involved in Spain’s Euro 2020 campaign.
The Latest: Fresh update emerges
According to Football Insider, Liverpool have told Wolves they are happy to pay £25m for Traore, but a deal is ‘some way off’ because of a ‘difference in valuations’ between the Reds and their fellow Premier League club.
The Spaniard’s current deal expires in 2023, so Wolves are in no great rush to sell yet, with no risk of losing him on a free transfer.
The Verdict: Not worth the money
Traore can be an enormous handful on his day – he has been called a ‘fantastic talent’ by Premier League-winning captain Tim Sherwood – but unlike Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, he is not a consistent performer out wide.
Too often, his final ball is erratic and he struggles to guarantee relentless numbers, with just two goals and two assists coming his way in the league last season.
While £25m isn’t a huge amount, it could be spent more wisely on a more reliable winger who would be a dependable backup to Mane and Salah – such as Donyell Malen, who scored 19 goals in the Eredivisie in 2020/21 and is reportedly a target for Liverpool as well.
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