Wolverhampton Wanderers star Adama Traore will refine his game as he gets older, according to fellow winger Andros Townsend.
The Spaniard started against Liverpool on Monday night and had a decent game, but was again unable to score or provide an assist.
The 25-year-old has now gone 28 appearances in the Premier League without a goal contribution, which has led to plenty of criticism from neutral fans and pundits.
Of course, many Wolves fans know Traore is extremely unlucky to still not offically have any goals or assists to his name.
But undoubtedly, he has underwhelmed this season, but Crystal Palace star Townsend is in no doubt he can turn things around after an encouraging display against the Reds.
He said on Stadium Astro: “He’s doing the right things. He’s just not getting the rub of the green.
“He is still a young boy, he has come a long way from when he first came into the Premier League with Middlesbrough and I am sure he has got a long way to go.
“I am sure by the time he is 28, 29 he will put all those aspects that you spoke about together and he will be a more complete player.”
It was reported earlier this month by the Daily Mail that Wolves will consider offers for Traore this summer as a result of his recent struggles.
Traore peak still years off
Townsend is probably right – Traore’s best football and peak performance levels are likely still a few years away.
But that doesn’t mean he isn’t currently underperforming.
At the age of 25 he has plenty of experience under his belt and really should have a more consistent end product than he currently does.
Hopefully he can come into some form between now and the end of the season – it would be a real shame to see Wolves lose faith in him and look to sell.
You just know that him changing clubs this summer has the potential to be a major regret for the club, knowing the destruction he is capable of.