Adama Traore is finally up and running for both goals and assists in the Premier League for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
On Monday, the explosive winger produced an amazing run and cross against West Ham United for Leander Dendoncker to score.
And on Friday against Fulham the Spaniard brought his long run of games without scoring in the top-flight to an end, firing in a last-minute winner at Craven Cottage.
It was a week he badly needed.
In fairness to Traore, the fact that he was still on 0-0 for goals and assists before the West Ham game was a bit misleading, given the roles he played against Leeds United last month and Brighton back in January.
It’s been a stick for neutral fans to beat him with, but thankfully this dark cloud that’s been hanging over him has now dissipated.
And in just two games, Traore has shown that Wolves would be taking an enormous risk if they were to offload him this summer.
Unique Traore must be kept
He has been linked with a move away from Molineux (Daily Mail, March 2021), but Wolves should not be entertaining this idea.
His sensational work on Dendoncker’s header against West Ham, followed by the stunning finish under big pressure to win the game against Fulham, are reminders of the talent Traore has.
They’re reminders that he’s a player that can make things happen out of nothing and is simply unstoppable at times.
Yes he has the potential to frustrate, but he’s still a few years away from his peak, and the thought of him flourishing elsewhere just doesn’t sit right.