Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks.

The Spanish star has struggled to build on the campaign he had last term, which he finished with six goals and 12 assists in 54 games across all competitions.

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His third season at Molineux was meant to entail him becoming a top quality player in the Premier League following the discovery of an end product.

Unfortunately it hasn’t happened for him, with Pedro Neto the man everyone’s talking about as being that top player.

After 25 games, Traore – somewhat unluckily – still hasn’t registered any goals or assists in the Premier League.

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But up next are a side he’s been a thorn against on several occasions.

Manchester City may be running away with the Premier League title, but have undeniably struggled to contain Traore in previous meetings.

 

Traore’s game to shine

History suggests Traore tends to step up against Pep Guardiola’s side.

The 25-year-old scored three times against City in 2019/20, and also assisted in the game at Molineux that season.

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For one reason or another, the ex-Barcelona product comes alive against English football’s top side.

It has been an underwhelming campaign from him so far, but he has definitely been looking dangerous in the past few games, and this fixture can belatedly kickstart his 2020/21.

They’re looking extremely strong right now, with Ruben Dias and John Stones in fine form, but Traore has the potential to put them to the test.

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