As per a report from John Percy of the Telegraph, Middlesbrough star Adama Traore is on the verge of a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Traore, a 22-year-old right winger with frightening pace, has been on the books of ‘Boro since 2016, when he made the move to the Riverside Stadium from Aston Villa.
After showing glimpses of his potential during two seasons in the Premier League, first with Villa, then with his current side, Traore finally exploded onto the scene in a way that many had long predicted this past season, putting his pace, power and ability together to play a crucial role in Middlesbrough reaching the Championship playoffs.
All told, the Barcelona youth product racked up 5 goals and 10 assists across 34 appearances in the league, but the failure of Tony Pulis’ ‘Boro side to secure promotion back to the Premier League has since seen Traore’s future thrown into major doubt.
A number of clubs in both the Premier League and Championship have been linked with moves for the blistering wide-man to this point in the summer, with none more interested than Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves.
The Championship holders have been hot on the trail of Traore for several weeks now, with some outlets having even suggested that a deal to send the former Spanish youth international to Molineux was all but complete last month.
Such reports evidently jumped the gun, but, as per the aforementioned update courtesy of John Percy tonight, Traore’s move back to the Premier League now genuinely appears to be on the verge of completion.
A club record deal is said to have been agreed between Wolves and Middlesbrough, with Traore ‘expected’ to undergo his medical at Molineux over the next two days:
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) August 5, 2018