Wolves are reportedly set to keep hold of Adama Traore this summer.
According to a report from The Athletic, the most likely scenario is that the 26-year-old will now remain at Molineux beyond the summer window.
It had been expected that Traore would have departed the club by now.
The player is into the final year of his contract, and the expectation was that Wolves would sell to raise some cash.
But there have been no offers yet for Traore, who has been nursing a hamstring injury over the past few weeks.
The player flew out to Alicante with the rest of the squad, but played no part in the games and only did individual training.
While he was out there, he went to Barcelona for a scan.
It remains to be seen if he will feature in the upcoming games against Sporting CP and SC Farense this weekend.
Despite Wolves having hoped to sell, and Traore having hoped to leave, the player has remained ‘a dedicated member of the group’.
It is stated that he has caused no issues for Bruno Lage and his staff.
Prior to picking up his hamstring injury, Traore had been training well and had been conducting himself in a professional manner.
Credit to Adama Traore for his conduct, with winger set to stay at Molineux
It has long been known that Traore hasn’t wanted to sign a new contract at Molineux.
Last season he got his loan move to Barcelona, and he had wanted to seal a permanent move there.
He clearly does not see his long-term future at the club, and the situation is what it is.
But Traore deserves credit for the way he has behaved in recent times.
Some players in this situation would be making things difficult for the club, and perhaps be trying to engineer their exit.
But Traore has been getting on with things and for that, he does deserve a bit of credit. One only needs to look at the Cristiano Ronaldo situation at Manchester United. He’s not taken part in any of their pre-season so far because he wants to leave.
Wolves keeping Traore could potentially be a good thing. Sure, the club wouldn’t receive a particularly high fee for him in January. Or he could even depart on a free transfer.
But he could have a big part to play for Wanderers. Ultimately, he is still a terrifying footballer for any defender to face.