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Wolves could pull a summer masterstroke by completing risky deal for £7.2m-rated target

The Wolves fans in the Transfer Tavern have been delighted with their club’s activity in the transfer market so far this summer, and recent reports regarding Adama Traore have given them further reason to be optimistic. 

The Breakdown

Nuno Espirito Santo has been busy in the transfer market this summer as he attempts to lay the foundations for a successful survival bid in the Premier League. With the signatures of three strikers and a winger already secured, it seems that Santo is adopting a wise strategy by placing extra emphasis on improving his attacking options.

But despite his initial movements in the market, Santo doesn’t appear to be finished bolstering his forward line just yet if reports in The Sun are anything to go by. According to the report, Wolves and Huddersfield are leading the race to sign Middlesbrough’s promising right-winger Adama Traore this summer.

The Spanish U21 international struggled to impress on his debut season for Middlesbrough as he failed to find the back of the net in 27 appearances and managed to provide just a solitary assist.

However, the Barcelona trainee began to deliver on his promise last season with some eye-catching displays for Middlesbrough during a Championship campaign in which he scored 5 goals and provided 10 assists from 34 appearances – clearly, a huge improvement on his previous effort.

At full flow, Traore (valued at £7.2 million by Transfermarkt) posed an extremely menacing prospect for defenders to deal with last season as he used his blistering pace and ability to either cut inside or run to the byline to devastating effect.

Consistency and decision-making are two qualities which have eluded Traore during his career so far, but his success last season suggests that he has turned a significant corner in his development and could be ready for the step up to the Premier League.

The fact that Traore has only managed to prove himself for one season whilst playing at a level below the Premier League will certainly give Santo cause for concern regarding a potential deal, but if he is willing to adapt his system to suit the 22-year-old and trust in his ability, Wolves could pull off a masterstroke deal by bringing him to Molineux.

Wolves fans – thoughts? Let us know below!

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