Liverpool ‘join Adama Traore transfer race’ as Wolves name price

Wolves: Adama Traore ‘has everything’ says expert

Liverpool are among a number of Premier League clubs who are reportedly interested in Wolves star Adama Traore, whose future at Molineux is uncertain amid ongoing contract talks. The forward has been locked in negotiations over a new deal for weeks, with his current contract due to expire in 2023.

Liverpool were interested in Traore last year but were put off by Wolves’ £90m asking price.

Now, according to a report from Spanish outlet Sport, the uncertainty about his contract means Wolves’ asking price has dropped considerably to €40m (£35m).

Traore has not managed to hit the same heights as last season, providing one assist and failing to score a single goal in the Premier League this season.

Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence, who made a combined 12 league starts last season, have filled the void left by Traore’s drop in form and the sale of Diogo Jota to Liverpool.

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However, Wolves are not blessed with a wealth of options in attack and manager Nuno Espirito Santo is said to be keen to keep Traore at the club.

Apart from Liverpool, Manchester City and Leeds United also named as interested parties but Leeds Live claim that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are unlikely to make a move for Traore because of his asking price.

Back in November, Nuno was asked if he hopes Traore puts pen to paper on a new deal with Wolves and the 46-year-old replied: “Of course.

“Adama is a huge player for us.

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“The impact that he has on the games, what he gives to the team, what he’s done over these two seasons. We want all the players to be happy here.”

Traore has previously been tipped to join Liverpool by Jason Cundy, who told talkSPORT: “Adama Traore is good enough for Champions League football.

“I believe he’s reached the sort of heights with his equality in the final third now, his delivery, his knowledge now and he’s learned from his own mistakes.

“When if first saw him at Aston Villa he was all pace and no end product, even at Middlesbrough he was a bit like that.

“But now… fair play to Nuno Espirito Santo, to help him get to this level he must have worked tirelessly on the training ground.

“And it’s with both feet – he put in a brilliant cross with his left foot against Bournemouth.

“He can drop deep, he can travel with the ball, he’s incredibly strong, his football is excellent with the ball and without the ball, the way he moves the ball, this pace, his strength.

“I think he’s good enough to put him in Liverpool or Manchester City’s teams and not only would he not look out of place, I think he could actually demand a place in their first teams.”

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