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Conor Coady hopes Wolves star Adama Traore stays

Conor Coady really hopes Adama Traore stays at Wolves, after the star scored his first goal of the season against Southampton on Saturday.

The Spaniard was on target in injury-time for Wanderers, scoring to seal all three points for the home side.

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Traore started on the bench against the Saints, and replaced Francisco Trincao with around 15 minutes to go.

At 2-1 to Wolves, it looked as though it could have been a nervy finish.

But it wasn’t in the end, with Traore spring the offside trap and finishing coolly past Fraser Forster.

It was a great moment for Traore, who has shown his frustration on the pitch at times this season.

He is undoubtedly quite hard on himself.

Captain Conor Coady, who also scored in the game, spoke of his delight for Traore after the game.

And the 28-year-old is really hopeful that he sticks around.

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Of course at the moment, there is daily speculation about Traore, whose contract expires in the summer of 2023.

Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona are reportedly keen to sign him.

Coady said of his teammate (Express & Star): “He deserves everything he gets and he deserved that goal. He is the hardest worker I have ever met in my life.

“It is an absolute pleasure to have him here.

“We just hope he stays with us as long as possible.”

In an ideal world, Adama Traore would stay at Wolves

It was great to see Traore finally score on Saturday.

He has undoubtedly been unlucky at times this term. Wasteful in parts, yes. But definitely unlucky, too.

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It remains to be seen if Traore will still be a Wolves player come the end of this transfer window.

Clearly the situation with his contract is not ideal. Wolves have to weigh up whether there is more value in keeping Traore for the rest of the season, or cashing in now.