Will West Ham regret it if Wolves sign Adama Traore ahead of them?

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Could West Ham United regret missing out on Middlesbrough man if Wolverhampton Wanderers beat them to the punch?

Adama Traore of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:Second Leg match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on May 15, 2018 in...

Huddersfield Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers are the two sides leading the chase to sign Adama Traore from Middlesbrough this summer, according to the Sun.

It has emerged that Traore has an £18m release clause due to the fact Boro failed to get promoted back to the Premier League after losing in the Championship playoffs last season.

Adama Traore of Boro is tackled by Villa defender Allan Hutton during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside...

Should West Ham make a move?

Yet this is not the first reported interest in the winger from the top flight of English football, with the Daily Mail writing only last month that West Ham United were keeping tabs on the 22-year-old.

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Wolves may have significant financial backing from their owners Fosun and great pulling power because of their links with super agent Jorge Mendes, but they are still a newly promoted club.

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Therefore the Hammers should be realistic challengers for Traore with the West Midlands outfit and Huddersfield - whom themselves only came up from the second tier in 2017.

With Manuel Lanzini injured for the long term and Michail Antonio linked with Crystal Palace by the Mirror and Wales Online claiming Cardiff City are interested in Robert Snodgrass, reinforcements out wide could be a necessity at the London Stadium.

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