A report in The Sun suggests that Wolves are currently leading the race for the signature of Middlesbrough’s highly-rated winger, Adama Traore.
Transfermarkt value Traore at £7.2 million, but anyone looking to prise the Spaniard away from Tony Pulis’ side would surely have to reach even further into their pockets than that. If reports are to be believed, then Traore has a £18 million release clause in his contract that would have to be met.
Traore could certainly add something to this Wolves side. His pace and directness can wreak havoc in opposition defences, but his relative lack of end product could see the player become an endless source of frustration at the highest level.
Traore’s return of only 5 goals and 13 assists across his two campaigns with Middlesbrough is uninspiring, especially when considering 0 of those goals and only 1 assist came when Middlesbrough were in the Premier League in 2016/17.
The ex-Barcelona player may be young and promising, but £18 million is a lot for Wolves to gamble on a player who hasn’t really found his level yet.
Amin Younes’ career has been something of a rollercoaster in recent times – one that keeps going down.
In 2016/17, the German was one of the stars of a vibrant young Ajax side, with consistent end product. His good form meant he was even called up by Joachim Low to represent his national side.
Since then though, he has been usurped in the squad by Justin Kluivert and fallen out with the Ajax hierarchy. Signing a pre-contract agreement with Napoli appears to have been another mistake, as this report in The Sun’s Dream Team FC suggests the Italian giants are looking to move him on again before he’s even played a game.
Younes, who can play on either wing, is in need of a saviour. Whoever can resurrect this young man’s career could have a real star on their hands.
For a player valued at only £4.5 million by Transfermarkt, who could possibly be available for even less, he represents a gamble worth taking.