Nuno Espirito Santo has suggested that Adama Traore will be sticking around at Molineux amid recent reports (The Mirror) he may leave.
The Spanish winger signed for the Black Country club last summer from Middlesbrough for £18 million (BBC Sport) and big things were expected.
But Traore dramatically underperformed, scoring just one goal all season.
The former Barcelona youngster struggled to show consistency at Molineux and often frustrated with his end product.
Espirito Santo clearly never felt able to trust him, as evidenced by the fact he only handed him eight Premier League starts.
The manager said (as quoted by The Shropshire Star): “Not all the players who come have to have immediate success, immediately reach their highest point.
“I still believe a lot of us will become better. It’s about time, trust and confidence.”
Espirito Santo is clearly talking about Traore, who absolutely needs to step up his game in 2019/20.
It does appear to be a vote of confidence from the manager and he will have to make sure he justifies it.
With Wolves to compete in the Europa League next term he will be called upon more often, and he simply has to prove his fee in his second season.
Traore has wonderful physical attributes which many players would love to have – it’s about time he improved and made himself the £18 million player Wolves believe him to be.