Manchester City star Jack Grealish has waxed lyrical over Wolves winger Adama Traore, admitting that he is an ‘unbelievable’ player to watch.
The Lowdown: Traore hit-and-miss for Wolves
The Spaniard has had a curious Wanderers career in many ways, standing out with his blistering pace but not always performing consistently.
Traore has failed to register a single goal or assist in 11 Premier League appearances so far this season and has recently lost his place in the team.
However, £100m signing Grealish has huge regard for the 25-year-old, who has been afforded the luxury of playing both with and against him numerous times.
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The Latest: Grealish hails Traore
Speaking on the Premier League’s YouTube channel on Thursday, the City maestro explained what it is that makes Traore such a unique player, saying:
“Adama Traore, he is the fastest person I have honestly ever seen. I remember his first game at Villa, he came on at right-wing and I’ve never seen anything like it. He ran down that right-wing and smashed it across the box and one of their defenders hit it into the goal and it was obviously an own goal, but it all came from him.
“Adama, the way he moves, like I said earlier, it’s unbelievable, I don’t know how he can run that fast.”
The Verdict: Non-stop entertainment value
Traore certainly can’t be accused of being a dull player to watch and he is thrilling when he is in full flow, being described as ‘undefendable’ by Jurgen Klopp and clocking Premier League-leading speeds.
The main issue for the Spain international is his end product, as highlighted by his aforementioned statistics this season, with the wide man scoring just 10 goals in 144 appearances for Wolves overall.
It is this reason which has seemingly led to Bruno Lage dropping him and he could even leave in January, which wouldn’t seem a great surprise given how little involvement the 25-year-old has had of late.
In other news, Tim Spiers has made a big Wolves transfer claim. Read more here.
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