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Adama Traore should fear Wolves move for Shoya Nakajima

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Adama Traore should fear Wolves move for Shoya Nakajima

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly close to wrapping up a deal to sign attacker Shoya Nakajima from Portuguese top-flight club Portimonense.

According to A Bola, the Premier League outfit are trying to finalise a move for the 24-year-old Japan international.

The report details that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are hoping to complete a £17.8million deal in January for the in-form left-winger.

Nakajima is a 5ft 4in pocket-sized attacker with excellent technical ability and could be a masterstroke signing if he settles quickly to English football, with his quick dribbling and eye for goal a main part of his game.

Wolves are in need of some extra firepower in the final third and Nakajima has scored five goals and supplied four assists in just 11 appearances so far this season.

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Nakajima’s potential arrival at Molineux should be eagerly anticipated by supporters, but it could spell bad news for Adama Traore.


The 22-year-old completed a big-money £18million (BBC) switch to Wolves in the summer and is yet to make a serious impact.

Traore is often deployed on the right wing and has tremendous pace, but his final ball has been a major letdown so far and he’s struggling to cement his spot in the side.

There could be room for both Nakajima and Traore in the same team at Wolves, but the likes of Helder Costa, Diogo Jota and Ivan Cabeleiro may have something to say about that.

Traore would certainly look like a failed signing if Nakajima can arrive at Wolves and hit the ground running, something that the technically gifted ace should have in the locker.

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