Wolverhampton Wanderers have lost both Nuno Gomes and something between £20m and £55m (pre-tax), so chances are they’ll be losing a few more things soon. Namely: some of their best players. Per 90min, Wolves’ owners are going to be spending a lot of time restructuring their commitment to the team, and using player sales to recoup some of their losses.
And if that means Adama Traore joins Liverpool, well. Surely that’s the most positive thing that could happen. Traore halted his contract negotiations with Wolves earlier this season, making it quite clear that he’s looking for an exit from Molineux. Per 90min, both Liverpool and Leeds have indicated their interest in the 25-year-old midfielder, with Klopp previously calling Traore ‘unplayable’ when part of the opposition.
“And Traore now, at the moment I would say he is, pretty much, unplayable. I’ve said it now a couple of times and it is still true,” Klopp said back in January 2020. “He is now not only a winger anymore, he keeps the ball, holds the ball and sets up goals, obviously. That makes it so difficult, each ball you lose is 100% a counter attack and half a goal.”
With Wolves looking for ways to recoup their losses over the year, it’s entirely possible that the asking price for Traore will drop to something that FSG is more than comfortable paying for a player of his calibre.