Wolves: Journalist drops claim on Adama Traore’s future
Wolves winger Adama Traore’s contract is not of urgent may yet sign a new deal at Molineux, according to Express & Star journalist Nathan Judah.
The Lowdown: Traore’s contract
Traore has entered the final six months of his contract at Molineux and no agreement has been reached over a new deal to stay at the Premier League side.
Reports in Italy from November (via Sport Witness) claimed that his agent, Jorge Mendes, was touting moves for the Spaniard, but no approach followed from any of the interested clubs.
The 26-year-old appears to have a role under new boss Julen Lopetegui, but it remains to be seen where his short-term future lies.
The Latest: Judah’s comments
Judah was discussing Traore’s future with co-host Liam Keen on the E&S Wolves Podcast when he claimed that it wouldn’t be a worry if a new deal isn’t wrapped up before the January window closes.
He said: “I’m going to say [he’ll be] committed to the cause right the way through until the end, and I feel like Wolves will try and get him to sign a new deal right the way until the end of the season.
“Just because it comes out of January doesn’t mean to say that he will not sign a new contract with Wolves.
“I’m still a little bit more optimistic… and of course, it will depend on his appearances, it will depend on how he plays, it will depend on his relationship, it will depend on the division that Wolves are going in. Look, Adama Traore is not going to sign a new contract if Wolves are in the Championship, that’s for certain.”
The Verdict: Tie him down
Traore has become one of the most renowned players in English football over the past years with his unmatchable speed and strength able to change games for Wolves at a drop of a hat.
Although he’s struggled for minutes this season with only six starts from 17 league games, the winger’s presence is enough to make any defender’s heart drop when he comes on the pitch.
With the Old Gold embroiled in relegation trouble with them currently second from bottom, a new deal doesn’t look remotely likely for Traore yet who won’t want to commit his future at a club that could go down.
Like Judah said, it will be a very interesting few months surrounding Traore’s future at Molineux with it increasingly unlikely he will be allowed to leave on the cheap this month.