Wolves forward Adama Traore has been linked with a number of clubs over the summer, but one of the main contenders have now pulled out of the race for his signature.
Turin not tempted by Traore
The 24-year-old has been putting in a string of impressive performances for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side over the past 12 months, which has helped him pick up his first cap for Spain at the beginning of the month.
The Spaniard is a regular starter for the Portuguese tactician and has scored seven times and provided 15 assists from 96 appearances (TransferMarkt), which led to huge praise from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who described him as ‘unplayable’ when his side came up against him last season.
Understandably, this attracted interest from the Merseysiders, as well as Manchester City, his former side Barcelona and Juventus in recent months.
But according to Calciomercato, the Serie A giants have been put off by Wolves’ €100m (£90m) price tag for Traore, adding that another factor could be the amount of interest that is being generated has left them with no choice but to withdraw.
Traore is not even close to being the top wage earner at the club, taking home £43k-a-week (Spotrac), but if he finds his form again there will likely be plenty of teams lining up to more than double that figure.
Huge boost for the Molineux faithful
This news will surely delight Wolves fans. Not just because they are keeping hold of a talented player, but it gives them the indication that the club are being firm when it comes to big clubs snooping around their personnel.
Since their promotion back to the Premier League in 2018, Nuno has built a strong unit that went on to achieve back-to-back seventh-placed finishes in the Premier League. This is mainly down to maintaining the core of the squad over the years.
Traore is part of the beating heart of the team after his £18m move from Middlesbrough and it is important that the West Midlands side can keep their best players, despite losing Diogo Jota to Liverpool.
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