Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is pushing to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore this summer after Chelsea look set to beat the Reds to the transfer of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. Traore is hot property with Manchester United and Manchester City also monitoring the powerhouse.
The 24-year-old has netted six goals and provided 10 assists in all competitions.
Traore has been crucial in helping Wolves to push for a Champions League place this season and was superb against Liverpool back in February.
It led to Klopp praising the Spaniard for his attributes and he now is looking to make his interest more concrete.
He exclaimed: “He is unplayable in moments, it’s unbelievable.
“What a player – it’s not only him but he’s so good.”
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Liverpool want to add depth to their frontline with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino first choice.
The Reds are said to have enquired for Traore after giving up on Werner.
Chelsea are set to trigger his £53million release clause this week as Frank Lampard bolsters his attacking ranks to close the gap on Liverpool.
Traore’s explosive combination of pace, power and end product has caused no end of problems to defences this season.
After spells with Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, former Spain under-21 international Traore has now blossomed has made him one of the best wide attackers in England’s top flight.
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And if he moves to Liverpool and continues to develop in the way he is he could be to the Reds what Cristiano Ronaldo was to Manchester United.
The Portuguese went on to Real Madrid and has since shared the crown of the best footballer in the world with Lionel Messi for a decade.
Those are big shoes to fill for Traore but his raw talent could certainly lead him to being one of the world’s elite.
Alex Bruce thinks Traore would be an ideal signing for Klopp to further improve his squad.
Bruce told Football Insider: “It wouldn’t surprise me if someone like him is bought by Liverpool because he’s got such good assets.
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“He’d be a handful for anybody to play against and useful for any club to have in their squad.
“The pace and power that he has, I believe it’s the biggest asset you can have in football.
“To have someone with that blistering pace, who can unravel defences like he can and when he takes it on the outside, he’s lethal. I think he could add something to all those teams, including Liverpool.
“We know that they don’t need players to come into the first-team, they just need players who are going to boost the squad and if someone’s going to come in and give them something, obviously not as a regular player but to come off the bench and play when needed, you need a healthy squad at every club.”
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