Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Wolves forward Adama Traore.
According to Tutto Juve, the Italian giants have ‘always followed’ the Spaniard, who stands to leave Molineux for free next year.
Traore is into the final year of his contract at Wolves and there has been no indication he will sign an extension.
Few expected Traore to still be a Wolves player at this point.
But the interest seemingly just wasn’t there in the 26-year-old during the last transfer window. His loan spell at Barcelona was ultimately disappointing, and may have cost him an exit.
There were some brief links to the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. And after the UK window had closed, there were claims Galatasaray were keen.
But there were no official bids, and Traore remains a Wolves player.
Juventus have apparently been following Traore for a while and could make a move for him next year.
Tutto Juve suggest a loan move in January, with an obligation to buy, could be possible.
So far this season, Traore has not featured very prominently for Wanderers under Bruno Lage.
He hasn’t started a Premier League game yet, playing just 53 minutes across four appearances. The likes of Goncalo Guedes, Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence are all ahead of him in the pecking order at the moment.
Juventus would be a brilliant move for Adama Traore
It is looking like Wolves will lose Traore for nothing, which is a real shame given what he was worth only a couple of years ago.
Wolves officials may wish they would have cashed in, but the situation is what it is now.
The player has rejected offers to extend at Molineux, and it very much looks as though he’ll be leaving next year.
It would be nice to see him get himself a move to a huge club in Juventus.
The Italian league is known for being slower-paced than the Premier League, meaning Traore could potentially have many a field day if he went there.