Wolverhampton Wanderers will not consider selling winger Adama Traore for any less than £70m, as interest grows across Europe following the 23-year-old’s stunning performances in the first half of the season.
The Spaniard has enjoyed an electric start to the campaign with the Premier League outfit – racking up five goals and seven assists in all competitions so far – and one of his finest performances came in December’s 3-2 win over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
Traore bagged a goal and an assist in the game, effectively ending City‘s title hopes in the process.
City themselves have asked Wolves to keep them informed on the situation around the former Barcelona man’s future, 90min has learned, while Barça themselves and Premier League leaders Liverpool are also interested. The clubs are contemplating their own approaches, though all are unlikely to come until the end of the season at the earliest.
Should Wolves decide to sell Traoré, it is understood that they would receive the entire amount negotiated, as former employers Middlesbrough do not have a sell-on clause after offloading him for £18m back in 2018.
Traoré has long been seen as one of the most exciting talents around. His combination of pace, dribbling skills and strength have helped the winger build a strong reputation, but a common criticism of Traoré in the past was his lack of end product.
During his final season with Middlesbrough under Tony Pulis, Traoré showed signs of being able to add goals and assists to his game. However, he has gone from strength to strength since linking up with Nuno Espírito Santo at Molineux, taking his performance levels to new heights in the campaign so far.
Traoré remains under contract until 2023, and Wolves will be in no rush to lose the winger – but a bid worth over £70m could be enough to convince Wolves to at least discuss the possibility of a sale.