Wolves boss Nuno speaks on Adama Traore’s future amid Liverpool transfer links

Nuno Espirito Santo admits he is uncertain whether “unique” Adama Traore will still be a Wolves player next season.

Flying winger Traore has enjoyed a standout season for the Midlands club.

And he picked up where he left off at the weekend as the Premier League returned, stepping from the bench to make a decisive impact in the 2-0 win at West Ham.

Wolves had dominated until his introduction just after the hour mark, but it took Traore to open up the Hammers defence for the opening goal, his blistering pace and fine cross giving Raul Jimenez the simple task of heading home from six yards.

Traore’s fine campaign has seen him attract interest from Premier League rivals and abroad.

The likes of Liverpool and Manchester City have both been linked with potential £70million-plus moves when the transfer window opens ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Wolves will demand a major fee for the Spaniard from any potential suitors, far in excess of the £18million they paid Middlesbrough in 2018.

Asked if Traore will definitely still be a Wolves player after the next transfer window, Nuno admitted: "I don't know. He is here now and trained well today. He is ready to go tomorrow.

"That is what I think. It is day by day not speculation. We just focus on what you have to do."

Wolves, sixth in the Premier League, are looking for a strong end to the season as they bid to sneak into a Champions League place.

They are currently level on points with Manchester United, five behind fifth-place Chelsea.

Bournemouth head to Molineux on Wednesday, with Nuno giving away little over whether Traore will return to his starting lineup.

"Adama is a special player, he is unique,” he added.

"When he is on the pitch he is having an impact on the game.

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"Of course he has things to improve but after that it is our decision when we use him and manage the team.

"We have to consider how we prepare the game, our game-plan, our opponent, the momentum and the moment that we were without three months activity.

"So we have a lot of things to judge on and try to make the right decisions."

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