Wolverhampton Wanderers will be desperate to secure a few more signings before the transfer window shuts as they still require improvements.
The Midlands club ended their pre-season in the best possible way by securing a 2-1 win over an impressive Spanish side in the form of Villarreal. However, it looks as if Nuno Espirito Santo is eyeing up a potential deal, as according to Sun Sport, Wolves want Adama Traore and are willing to pay £22 million.
The Middlesbrough winger has a clause in his contract allowing him to be sold for £18 million, but that has to be paid up front and in full.
However, Wolves are willing to cough up £22 million for the Spaniard if payments are staggered over the period of his contract.
It’s understandable as Wolves want to avoid spending too heavily in their first season in the top flight because of potential Financial Fair Play problems and the threat of immediate relegation back to the Championship.
So, it looks as if Wolverhampton Wanderers will splash the cash on Adama Traore this summer, but in the form of staggered payments that amount to £22 million.
The Midlands club have already made loan deals from last year permanent, so keeping spending down to a minimum is understandable.
However, it remains to be seen as to whether Wolves are paying above the odds for the Spaniard should the supposed deal go through.