Wolves have reduced Adama Traore’s price tag to £30m after the Spaniard’s difficult campaign, according to a report from Football Insider.
Their demands are said to have plummeted from the £60m-70m fee which was quoted to suitors last year.
Why are Wolves open to selling Traore?
The Spain international is one of the standout players in the Premier League because of his explosive pace and dribbling ability. He tops the division’s performance charts for successful dribbles per match on 4.1, comfortably ahead of Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin on 3.3 (via WhoScored).
Transfer Tavern verdict
Traore is a better player than the headline numbers suggest. He may not have many assists under his belt, but he has racked up an expected assist total of 3.59 (via Infogol). That’s more than the likes of Lucas Digne, Roberto Firmino and Hakim Ziyech (via Understat).
He is being let down by his team-mates’ finishing, with Raul Jimenez’s absence clearly having a huge impact on Wolves’ potency in the final third. In 2019/20, Traore and Jimenez combined for 10 goals, more than any other partnership in the league. Indeed, from scoring 51 league goals last season (1.34 per game), Nuno Espirito Santo’s team have managed just 28 in as many matches so far this term.
If indeed the winger is available for as little as £30m, it is certainly worth a punt for a top club who wish to improve their attacking depth. Traore showed last season what he was capable of, so hopefully his labours will again start to bear fruit at Molineux.
In other news, another Wolves forward is set to be offloaded this summer.
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