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Wolves can find exciting Traore replacement in Noni Madueke

Wolves have been linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke.

According to 90min, Wanderers are one of a host of clubs tracking the exciting English winger.

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Apparently, PSV could struggle to keep hold of him this window.

The star did sign a new long-term deal with the Eredivisie side at the end of 2021. But given the level of interest in him it is felt he could depart.

Madueke has been with PSV since June 2018, and made his first-team debut for the club in January 2020.

Since then, Madueke has established himself as one of the most exciting youngsters in the division, with the youngster scoring 10 goals and making nine assists in 46 appearances in the competition.

Wolves may soon find themselves in a position whereby they need to add a new wide forward.

Francisco Trincao is to head back to Barcelona after his loan spell at Molineux, with Wolves reportedly not keen to trigger their option to buy him.

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And Adama Traore will likely also leave. The Spaniard has only a year left on his contract and will not extend. Leeds United have recently been linked again with the star.

Barca did negotiate an option to buy Traore, but it quickly became apparent they would not be exercising it.

Traore would be a real loss.

His goals and assists numbers admittedly left a lot to be desired.

But the star is always a nightmare to face for defenders and really occupy their thinking.

He has that unpredictability, and incredible physical attributes.

Wolves would be losing a unique talent, but in Madueke, the club could perhaps find an exciting replacement.

Wolves should push for Madueke as replacement for Traore

Like Traore, Madueke is blessed with an extremely impressive turn of pace.

The star has previously been likened to PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe by ex-PSV star Gerald Vanenburg.

In a feature piece last year, BBC Sport described him as a ‘direct, powerful and versatile attacker’. ‘Direct’ and ‘powerful’ certainly suggest him as being similar to Traore.

The Guardian also previously stated the 21-year-old had ‘electric pace’.

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In signing him, Wolves could potentially replace the Spaniard and also Trincao too, since Madueke is left-footed like the 22-year-old.

He fits with the club’s transfer policy at the moment, which is to focus on signing younger talents with room to develop and ultimately have high resale value.

It would be a very difficult transfer to pull off, since he’s so coveted. But Wolves should at least see if there’s a chance, with Traore’s exit fairly likely.