Wolves attacker Adama Traore is reportedly set to stay at Molineux for 2022/23 and leave on a free transfer.
The Spain international is back at the club following an unsuccessful loan spell with Barcelona last term.
Traore started well at the Nou Camp, but quickly became a regular on the bench at Camp Nou.
His lack of opportunities there saw him make a return to Wolves earlier this summer, and speculation about his future has been surprisingly muted so far.
There has been the odd link, but other Wolves players have been far more talked about in terms of potentially leaving the club.
Journalist Liam Keen yesterday provided an update on Traore’s situation.
And it looks as though the player will be sticking around now at Molineux.
He said on the Express & Star podcast (49:05): “The situation with Adama really, from what I’m told today, is that it’s essentially mutually agreed that he’s not going to be signing and he will run his contract down. Unless a club comes in with enough money to tempt Wolves.
“He’s very likely to stay. The interest has been very minimal.”
Traore wowed for Wolves on Tuesday night as he scored in the 2-1 win over Preston North End in the Carabao Cup.
The 26-year-old lashed in a left-foot volley following a one-two with Nelson Semedo, which was his first goal for the club since January.
Adama Traore can be a good option for Wolves in 2022/23
Wolves should now be looking to keep Traore beyond the summer window.
It will be frustrating when he leaves the club for either a cut-price fee in January or nothing next summer.
But there is surely more value at this point in keeping the player for his final season and using him.
He served up a reminder on Tuesday night of what he can produce. Yes he lacks consistency, but Wolves have other brilliant options like Goncalo Guedes and Pedro Neto.
Bruno Lage having Traore available from the bench could really come in handy this term.
Given clubs can make five substitutions in games, he should still get a decent amount of minutes