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Wolves forced into cashing in on Adama Traore with Man City and Liverpool interested

Manchester City and Liverpool look set to battle it out for Wolves winger Adama Traore with reports suggesting that Wolves will be forced into selling the pacey winger in order to strengthen their squad.

24-year-old Traore has always possessed blistering speed and sublime dribbling ability, but during his spells with Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, he often struggled with his decision making and quality of delivery after engineering promising situations. However, despite initially finding it difficult after a then club record £18 million move to Wolves in the summer of 2018, Traore has massively improved the quality of his end product in the final third and is now regarded as one of the Premier League‘s most dangerous attackers.

After providing just two goal involvements during the 2018/19 season when he was mostly used as a substitute, Traore laid on nine assists and scored four Premier League last season, and was recently called up to Luis Enrique’s new look Spain squad.

However, according to the Mirror, Wolves’ owners Fosun International have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and have informed manager Nuno Espirito Santo that he will need to sell one of his prized assets in order to fund new signings this summer.

While Wolves strongest XI have proven themselves to be a match for anyone on their day since their promotion in 2018, it is no secret that they possess one of the smallest squads in the top-flight and Nuno has come to the difficult decision that he would rather cash in on Traore than in demand striker Raul Jimenez.

Both Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Man City manager Pep Guardiola are known to be huge admirers of Traore, with his unique blend of pace and power seen as real assets to both coaches.

While the report does not mention the amount of transfer fee Wolves will be demanding for the attacker, Transfermarkt currently value him at a very reasonable £31.5 million. As is often the way in the transfer market, it is likely to be the case that any potential suitors will also be buoyed by the fact that it is being reported that Wolves are in a position where they need to sell Traore.

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