Wolverhampton Wanderers’ contract talks with Adama Traore are now ongoing again after they recently stalled.
The Athletic claim there has been some progress in the quest to tie the Spaniard down to a bigger deal.
There had previously been a ‘deadlock’ between club officials and the player’s representatives.
Those reports came at a time when Traore wasn’t always starting games for Wolves due to poor form.
But the 25-year-old has been a key man in 2021, starting all but three Premier League games this calendar year and playing 90 minutes every time he has started.
He made significant contributions against the likes of West Ham United, Fulham and Sheffield United last month.
It’s explained by The Athletic that Traore wants top-earning status at Molineux, but Wolves are unlikely to budge ‘too much’.
The report adds ‘there is a desire from both parties to come to an agreement and they’re talking’.
Traore has proven worth in recent months
Yes he’ll still throw in a poor performance here and there, but Traore has mostly stepped up to the plate recently.
His assist against West Ham was outrageous and his winner against Fulham was top quality, and it’s those moments that serve as a reminder how much of a gamechanger Traore can be.
To get him tied down to a bigger contract will at least allow Wolves to protect their asset, so this is an encouraging update.