Nuno Espirito Santo is hopeful Adama Traore will pen a new deal at Molineux, amid increasing speculation about his future.

The Spaniard is contracted until 2023, but it is understood the club are keen for the 24-year-old to extend.

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Traore struggled in his first year at Molineux, but came alive in his second season.

The £18 million signing from Middlesbrough (BBC Sport) significantly improved his end product to score six goals and lay on 12 assists in all competitions.

In 2020/21, starts have been hard to come by for the ex-Barcelona man, which is thought to be playing a part in Traore stalling over a new deal.

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On the situation, Nuno said (Birmingham Mail): “Adama is a huge player for us. The impact that he has on the games, what he gives to the team, what he’s done over these two seasons. We want all the players to be happy here.”

A number of players have recently committed their futures to Wolves, including Raul Jimenez, Conor Coady, Max Kilman and Pedro Neto, as well as the manager.

No rush

It could well be that months pass without any movement on Traore’s contract situation.

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But thankfully his current deal still puts Wolves in a strong position.

It’s easy to understand why Traore might be a bit reluctant to extend right now given he’s not starting regularly, but there’s plenty of time left in the season for him to reclaim his starting berth and stay in the team.

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