Adama Traore will still leave Wolves this summer despite his failed loan spell at Barcelona, with three Premier League clubs circling.
According to 90min, the Spaniard may have struggled in Spain, but he has interest from the English top-flight ahead of the summer transfer window.
Traore’s stock has fallen significantly in 2022, after mostly warming the bench at Barcelona.
Traore got off to a really promising start at the Nou Camp, but manager Xavi quickly demoted him to the bench and in the end he only made 17 appearances.
It was a real gamble for Wolves to loan him to Barca. And the club only negotiated an option to buy clause, rather than an obligation.
That was a real risk considering Barca’s financial position.
And the Spanish giants will not be paying that clause, with Joan Laporta recently suggesting FFP is a factor.
The club’s president again floated the idea of a swap deal involving Traore and Francisco Trincao. But it has been widely reported that Wolves don’t want Trincao permanently.
So Wolves are in a less-than-ideal situation over Traore.
But 90min say that Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Leeds United are all keen on the 26-year-old.
Potentially that is good news, as any bidding war would mean Traore’s value will increase.
Three Premier League clubs keen on Adama Traore is good news for Wolves
With Barca not wanting to spend on Traore, it’s good that three Premier League clubs are interested in Traore.
The player won’t sign a new deal at Molineux, and so really he needs selling in the next window.
Ideally, other clubs from overseas will also join the hunt for Traore.
It would be much better for the club to sell to a foreign suitor, rather than have to potentially face the winger.
Leeds have been long-term admirers of Traore, and out of those three English clubs the Whites are probably the side Wolves should try to sell to if it has to be one of those.