Adama Traore’s agent hints at Wolves departure this summer despite COVID-19

Traore impressing

Adama Traore joined Wolves in the summer of 2018 from Middlesbrough.

The Premier League outfit are believed to have paid around £18m for the Spaniard, a fee that may have seemed a bit excessive to some, considering Traore’s last stint in the English top-flight.

Traore had plied his trade in the Premier League twice before, first with Aston Villa, and then for one season with Boro before they were relegated.

Neither stint saw Traore cover himself in glory, though, with his electrifying pace and quick feet in desperate need of an end product to match.

The La Masia youth product eventually began to improve both his crossing and finishing ability under an unlikely source, Tony Pulis.

Traore impressed for the six months that he worked under Pulis, before Wolves snapped him up.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach / manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Traore’s agent speaks out

The Spain-under 21 international has continued his development under Nuno Espirito Santo, with the current campaign having seen Traore play some of the best football of his career.

Traore has scored four and assisted seven in 28 league ties this term, forming great partnerships with the likes of Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota.

And, amid a superb 2019/20, Traore looks to have attracted interest from some high-profile sides.

All of FC Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have been linked with the Wolves standout this season.

And now, Traore’s agent has been discussing his client’s future, as well as the summer transfer market.

As per Goal, the potential financial repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought about suggestions that big money transfers will be unlikely to go through this year.

But Traore’s agent is hopeful the current crisis will not affect the winger this summer:

“I cannot talk about contractual situations because it is part of the privacy, but Adama was having a good campaign, due to age, conditions and others, he is a very attractive player and in a normal situation he would have had a market without any doubt. 

“We are going to hope that the situation will normalize and hopefully it will not affect him this summer.”

Quotes via Goal.

If Traore, or at least his agent, wasn’t exploring the possibility of a transfer this summer, one would assume that the pair wouldn’t be overly concerned with the transfer market.

But the fact that the Wolves star’s representative confirmed that he is hoping the COVID-19 situation will not affect Traore seems to suggest that they were/are angling for a move away from Molineux.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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