Wolves are reportedly lining up a late swoop for Metz midfielder Boubacar Traore.
The Sun have claimed Wanderers are making a surprise £8 million bid for the 20-year-old.
Wolves are on a mission to recruit top young talent, and see Traore as someone who could be a good addition to the squad.
It’s explained that Metz are holding out for more cash, but would be willing to sell the player.
Traore has been building an exciting reputation over in France since making his breakthrough at the end of 2020/21.
This season he has been a regular in the starting XI. He has made 17 appearances this term so far.
Traore is a Mali youth international, and has so far featured nine times of the U20s. It is felt a senior cap for the talented youngster may not be too far away now.
Traore was said to be on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar earlier this season (The Sun). The north London club landed Pape Matar Sarr from Metz last summer, before loaning him straight back for 2021/22.
Wolves fans are wondering if the club will be busy over these next couple of days.
So far, the club have brought in three players this month. Hayao Kawabe and Jung Sang-bin both joined and have gone straight out on loan to Grasshoppers. Chiquinho joined a couple of weeks ago from Estoril and is working with the first-team squad.
One Traore out, another Traore in for Wolves?
One wonders if Wolves could make a move for Traore, given the lack of depth.
Perhaps a bit of cover in central midfield is what Wolves really need the most at the moment.
Defensively, the team has been solid this season at the back.
Max Kilman has been a revelation, and Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Jose Sa have all made huge contributions. Toti Gomes looks like he could be sticking around and so, there seems to be less of an immediate need for a new defensive recruit.
But maybe Wolves will launch a late swoop for Traore.
Bruno Lage only has Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker to choose from. Another body in that position would be most welcome.