Roma have identified Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore as a potential replacement for veteran Diego Perotti at the Stadio Olimpico, according to Calciomercatoweb.
31-year-old Argentina international Perotti continues to struggle with injuries after missing most of last term with a calf problem and the Serie A giants know that they will need to find a long-term replacement sooner rather than later.
And that could cast doubt on Traore’s future at Molineux.
The former Barcelona, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough man is starting to show signs of fulfilling his undoubted potential in the Black Country with Nuno Espirito Santo getting the best out of an explosive talent by deploying him in a new look wing-back role, where Traore can make great use of his remarkable acceleration.
The report claims that Traore, who has produced four assists in all competitions this season, has been identified by Roma’s chiefs as Perotti’s ‘heir’ with the belief that Wolves could be tempted to sell for around £23 million.
That would see the Premier League outfit receive a decent profit on a player they bought from Middlesbrough a year ago but it feels unlikely that Wolves would part with Traore so soon.
He remains eternally frustrating but there’s not many players in world football who can match him for raw pace and power. Traore would be almost impossible to replace.
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