Adama Traore could be a huge success for Liverpool if he leaves Wolves to join the Reds, according to BBC pundit Noel Whelan.
The Lowdown: Traore linked with Wolves exit
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Anfield in the January transfer window, which would provide Jurgen Klopp with extra attacking depth.
Traore’s current Wolves deal expires in the summer of 2023 and there is little sign of him extending his stay at Molineux as things stand.
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The Latest: Tipped to shine to Liverpool
Whelan believes that the Spain winger could excel in a Reds shirt, telling Football Insider that the 25-year-old could be similarly influential to superstar Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
The BBC pundit said:
“He’s a player who can be crucial to winning football matches.
“His pace, his aggression, his direct running – and now his end product, which he’s brushed up after his early days in the Premier League.
“He’s a more complete player now, he can get a cross into the box or a shot off on goal. If you think about it, would he fit into Liverpool’s style of play? Absolutely.
“He can be just as destructive as Salah and Mane in that side.”
The Verdict: Keep hold of him
Losing Traore would be a big blow for Wolves at a time when he is still maturing as a player and should have his best years ahead of him.
As Whelan suggested, the winger is becoming a more polished footballer, winning four Man of the Match awards from WhoScored in just seven Premier League appearances this season. He also has more dribbles per game than any other player in Europe’s major leagues, with a remarkable match average of seven (WhoScored).
That highlights how important he is to Bruno Lage, with his pace arguably the most frightening in the league, giving him a potentially match-winning attribute which Wolves cannot afford to sacrifice too readily.
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