Wolves winger Adama Traore remains heavily linked with a move away from the club this month – and the club should feel comfortable about making a sale.
The Spaniard is reportedly a target for Tottenham Hotspur, who are expected to come in with a £20 million bid (talkSPORT).
They wanted to get him during the last transfer window, but Wolves were able to fend them off that time.
There were actually claims Wolves felt confident Traore would sign a new deal following that.
But there has been no movement on the situation, and Traore now has just 18 months left on his current contract at Molineux.
Realistically, selling Traore as soon as possible is what needs to happen.
Yes, it’s annoying that he was valued so much higher only a couple of years ago.
But Wolves were right to keep hold of him, as this was a player capable of doing incredible things.
But at this point, Wolves would be better served selling in this window.
It doesn’t look like he’ll extend, so it is better to just bite the bullet now and secure the £20 million fee that is being mentioned.
Traore is undoubtedly one of the most unique footballers in the game today. It would be a real shame to lose someone like him.
But Wolves have several other fantastic forward players in their ranks.
Hwang Hee-chan has shown signs he could be a great permanent signing for Wolves.
Daniel Podence is finally looking like the top talent the club thought they had landed from Olympiacos back in January 2020. The Portuguese ace really outshone Traore on Sunday against Sheffield United.
And then there’s the forgotten man Pedro Neto. He’s almost ready to return to action after breaking his patella last season.
Wolves should sanction Adama Traore’s sale, and try to land a defender
Some will argue it is better to keep Traore until the end of the season and risk getting much less money for him in the summer.
But Traore still has no goals and no assists this season, as unlucky as he has been with that.
Wolves will likely be fine without him. And as mentioned previously, the club have some fantastic alternative options.
Wolves should be looking to facilitate his sale and use the money to sign a new central defender.
If Tottenham are keen, perhaps Wolves should be looking to get Joe Rodon in as part of the deal. Ideally, he would be on top of a £20 million transfer fee.