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Sam Allardyce not looking at the bigger picture after criticism of Wolves new boy Traore

Sam Allardyce not looking at the bigger picture after criticism of Wolves new boy Traore

Wolves supporters are pleased with the transfer business their club have done this summer.

Joao Moutinho, Lender Dendoncker and Rui Patricio are just a few of the newly-promoted side’s signings and the trio are acquisitions that can bring much to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

However, not everyone has been impressed with the entirety of Wolves’ work in the transfer market.

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Sam Allardyce has questioned the 2017/18 Championship winners’ decision to bring in Adama Traore for £18m — a club-record fee — from Middlesbrough.

The former Everton boss has hit out at Traore for being inconsistent and believes he is the sort of player that causes problems for a manager (Birmingham Mail via talkSPORT).

Allardyce, though, is wrong if he does not think Traore has what it takes to deliver at Molineux this season.

While £7.2m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Traore can look raw at times and be inconsistent, as Allardyce has mentioned, the 22-year-old still possesses many qualities and has the potential to become a high-calibre winger.

Traore is a fantastic dribbler and has the speed and power to get past any full-back. And, most importantly, the former Middlesbrough man’s end product is starting to get better.

Traore is often criticised for his decision making in the final third and his failure to deliver an accurate cross or final pass.

But for Middlesbrough last season, he was able to provide 10 assists for his team-mates, which is a promising sign for Wolves fans.

If Traore can improve his decision making and productivity further, then Wolves could have one of the best wingers in the Premier League.

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