Adama Traore’s future has been a talking point all month but for now he remains a Wolves player.
Tottenham have been sniffing around throughout January, hoping to exploit Traore’s contract situation.
The fact he is now into the final 18 months of his contract will clearly impact the amount of money Wolves can demand for him.
The Athletic’s Wolves’ correspondent Tim Spiers was asked on Twitter how much Wolves actually want for him amid conflicting reports.
Just under £21 million is less than has been quoted for Traore in the past, but it is important to be pragmatic with his deal running down.
But Wolves will also not come down from their asking price or be pushed around, from the looks of it.
There is life after Traore, and that is the most important thing for Wolves and their fans.
They have other dangerous wingers and can win matches without Traore in the side.
Getting in money could fund a deal at centre-half or central midfield, which is what Wolves have needed for a long time.
It just remains to be seen whether Traore’s exit can get over the line swiftly enough to allow Wolves to go out and get someone else.
With every day which ticks by, that possibility looks slimmer and slimmer, but Wolves are usually good at keeping their targets under wraps.
We have been here with Traore; with his days at Molineux looking numbered by a potential suitor does not come through with the right offer, and he stays.
Time will tell whether this month’s saga has the same outcome.
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