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Wolves transfer news: Galatasaray interested in Adama Traore loan

Galatasaray are reportedly interested in signing Wolves winger Adama Traore on loan, with the Turkish transfer window still open.

According to Fanatik, the club have identified the Spain international as a potential late addition to their squad.

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They have just completed a loan deal for striker Mauro Icardi, but are keen to bolster their attacking options further.

Gala officials have two players in their sights according to Fanatik.

One is former Real Madrid and Everton star James Rodriguez and the other is Wolves’ Traore.

It is stated that Gala are keen to sign the 26-year-old on loan, which is a rather bold claim.

It had been expected earlier this summer that Wolves would sell Traore given his contract at Molineux expires next summer.

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There was talk of interest from the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. But there was never really any true desire from other clubs to sign him.

Wolves have kept hold of the £18 million star, and so far in 2022/23 he is yet to start in the Premier League.

Galatasaray likely want Traore after the star put in a brilliant performance against them for Barcelona back in March.

Traore played against them in the Europa League and recorded a dribble success rate of 87.5% (7/8), with Barca’s official website noting how he showed ‘flashes of brilliance’ and had ‘fans on their feet every time he came near the ball’.

Adama Traore on loan to Galatasaray is absolutely not happening

Wolves’ decision to loan Traore to Barcelona back in January was a bizarre move, but this would actually top that decision.

There is simply no way Wolves will loan Traore to Galatasaray. Journalist Liam Keen did report that the player was set to run down his contract and leave as a free agent next year.

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Perhaps the club may consider a sale if the offer was right.

But the UK transfer window is now closed, and Wanderers would not be able to sufficiently replace him. So even selling is just not an option.

Traore may not be in the team just at the moment, but he’ll have a big role to play as the season wears on.