Adama Traore most feasible of exit-linked Wolves quintet to stay at Molineux
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Adama Traore most feasible of exit-linked Wolves quintet to stay at Molineux

On Saturday, it was very possible that some Wolves players turned out at Molineux for the final time.

It is likely there will be a number of changes to the squad this summer, with some of the old guard set to move on.

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Ruben Neves is the man most expect to move on.

He has been strongly linked with an exit for months, with Barcelona keen to sign the playmaker. Reports from Spain have indicated he is set to sign a four year deal.

Raul Jimenez was in the squad on Saturday. But controversially, he was not afforded any minutes by Julen Lopetegui. It is a decision that has really annoyed some fans.

Joao Moutinho was not even named in the squad, with Lopetegui saying after the game that the midfielder was not in the right frame of mind to play.

Jonny Castro Otto also did not attend Molineux.

Adama Traore did start the game, and put in a typical Traore performance.

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There were plenty of times he was wasteful against Everton. But he produced a magical run that led to Hwang Hee-chan scoring.

The Athletic have reported this morning about Saturday and the five players who are expected to leave the club.

There is an interesting line about Traore towards the end.

Apparently, Lopetegui is a really big fan of Traore, who signed for £18 million in 2018. And of the five ‘old guard’ players linked with exits, he is the most feasible to stay and sign a new contract. But it’s added that it’s still more probable he’ll embark on a new chapter.

Adama Traore may yet sign new Wolves deal, but his recent game time could push him away

It is stated earlier in the article that Traore will again speak to Wolves about signing a new deal.

Many fans will hope that there will be a breakthrough and that he sticks around. For those wanting that, this is perhaps a shred of hope.

At the end of the day, Traore is one of the most unique footballers in the world, and he brings so much excitement.

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Yes he can frustrate, but it is an experience to watch him in full flow and his run for the goal on Saturday was a reminder just how exhilarating he is.

But Traore has been used sparingly by Lopetegui in recent weeks. It would be no surprise if he did depart as a free agent, as has been expected.