Adama Traore is a player in demand, with Liverpool and Leeds United among the clubs linked with the Wolverhampton Wanderers winger.
Leeds United and Liverpool interest
According to Sport, Liverpool, Manchester City and Leeds all are interested in signing Traore from Premier League rivals Wolves in the January transfer window.
It has been reported by the Spanish publication that Wolves are not willing to sell Traore for anything less than €40 million (£35.61 million), and that the former Barcelona and Aston Villa winger himself is looking to move on this month.
Eurosport reported earlier this month that Leeds Director of Football Victor Orta wants to take the 24-year-old to Elland Road, having worked with him at Middlesbrough.
Traore will be well known to fans of Leeds and Liverpool, as he has been playing in England for years, and Tim Spiers has made a claim in The Athletic that will encourage them even more.
The well-known and well-respected journalist has claimed that Wolves felt that the 24-year-old had a higher ceiling of potential than Diogo Jota, who moved to Liverpool from the Wanderers in the summer of 2020.
Spiers wrote in The Athletic today: “In terms of personnel, the way it’s been explained to me was that they felt Jota had probably hit a ceiling in terms of what he could achieve at the club and that £45 million was a very good price to reinvest back into younger players who could be their next Jota. Perhaps they could have sold Adama Traore for a similar fee, but the feeling was Traore had a higher ceiling of potential than Jota.”
Could Wolves sell Adama Traore?
Wolves are not having the best of seasons, and it does not seem likely that the Wanderers will sell an important player such as Traore in the middle of the campaign.
Even if Wolves are offered a lot of money, they will not have enough time to find a replacement this month.