Why a new long-term contract for Adama Traore is so valuable to Wolves

Winger Adama Traore is close to signing a new long term contract with Wolves, a player a prominent podcaster believes is “one of the most exciting talents in the world.”

The Spaniard has been linked with a number of clubs including Premier League rivals Liverpool and former club Barcelona, following his impressive performances for the West Midlands side.

This new deal will make the 24-year-old one of the club’s top earners along with striker Raul Jimenez on £100k a week.

Founder of Talking Wolves podcast Dave Azzopardi says: “It’s no surprise Wolves want to pen him [Traore] down.”

Traore was brought through the ranks at his boyhood club Barcelona, making his debut in 2013 at only 17-years-old as a late replacement for Neymar in a 4-0 win over Granada. 

After spending three years with the Catalonian giants, the winger made a move to the Premier League, joining Aston Villa for a season in which he made 11 league appearances but scored no goals.

Middlesbrough was next for Traore where he scored five goals, hitting the back of the net the same amount of times for Wolves so far and facing criticism for his end product.

Many believed that Traore’s career was destined for “what ifs?” So, how has he become so valuable for a top Premier League side?

His dribbling ability is second to none, as his staggering pace and ability to keep the ball close to makes him an immense challenge for a single defender.

In his first two years at Wolves, the winger managed 14 assists in all competitions, proving how vital he is in Nuno’s team, as he looks to rebuild his squad for this season.

“If Wolves can continue to get strong and consistent performances from Adama, the club will find themselves a huge talent and weapon against opposition teams,” said Azzopardi.

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