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Wolves should avoid triggering Traore’s £18m release clause based on his PL record

Wolves should avoid triggering Traore’s £18m release clause based on his PL record

Wolverhampton Wanderers has enjoyed an excellent summer of spending so far as Nuno Espirito Santo prepares his side for the new season ahead, but a recent report from Express and Star suggests he has his sights set on another, albeit questionable summer transfer.

Following a summer filled with Portuguese acquisitions, it appears that Wolves are finally looking away from their go-to nation and towards their Spanish neighbours by testing Middlesbrough’s resolve over Adama Traore. According to the report, Wolves have had a bid rejected for the winger who has represented Spain at youth level, although the Wanderers could yet secure his signature by triggering a release clause in his contract worth £18 million.

The price quoted is certainly not an extortionate one for a player whom demonstrated a huge level of potential in the Championship last season with his dazzling performances whilst predominantly operating on the right-wing, however, there is reason to suggest that Traore is not cut out for Premier League football.

Traore has played for two clubs in the Premier League during his career thus far: Middlesbrough and Aston Villa. Within the 37 appearances he has made, Traore has failed to score a single goal and provided just 3 assists during the same time, and he still ended up on the losing side on the 3 occasions in which he made a decisive impact.

At 22-years-old Traore must be given time to develop and improve before being labelled a Championship standard player, but the early signs suggest that he will struggle to thrive in the top-flight of English football. Indeed, the manner in which he flopped in the Premier League with two different clubs is a notable cause for concern for Wolves as they deliberate over a revised offer for Traore.

Wolves have made a handful of shrewd signings in the window so far, but they must avoid being tempted into an admittedly appealing £18 million gamble on a player whom needs to prove himself in the Championship for at least two seasons before being handed another opportunity to shine among the elite.

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