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Liverpool-linked winger in line for Spain debut, Jurgen Klopp called him ‘unplayable’

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Liverpool-linked winger in line for Spain debut, Jurgen Klopp called him ‘unplayable’

Reported Liverpool target Adama Traore is in line for his Spain debut after being called up by Luis Enrique for the country’s upcoming Nations League fixtures.

The Wolves winger has been linked with the Reds for a number of months, with the Daily Star reporting earlier this week that he’s high on the Anfield wishlist, along with that of Manchester City.

Last season, Traore put a mixed 2018-19 campaign behind him to become one of Wolves’ star performers, dazzling fans and neutrals with his pace, strength, versatility and eye for goal.

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The 24-year-old made 54 competitive appearances last term, registering six goals and 12 assists en route to seventh in the Premier League table and a run to the Europa League quarter-finals.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp waxed lyrical about Traore in January after a narrow 2-1 win over Wolves.

The Reds boss was quoted by Metro as saying: “He is unplayable in moments, it’s unbelievable. What a player – it’s not only him but he’s so good.”

Traore’s efforts have now been rewarded with a call-up to the Roja for September’s games against Germany and Ukraine.

 

He was called up last November but had to withdraw due to injury, while in January, he admitted he was still undecided whether to play internationally for either Spain or Mali.

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This time 12 months ago, many Wolves fans were split down the middle over Traore – while he showed flashes of quality, he was still inconsistent, and didn’t quite have as much of an eye for goal.

However, 2019-20 saw huge improvements in the winger’s gameplay, not to mention adding goals to his repertoire, and as such, it’s little surprise to see him linked with the likes of Liverpool.

Reported price tags vary wildly – the Daily Star suggests that Traore is valued at £70million, while The Times reckons he could cost a staggering £135million.

With his contract running until 2023, the ball is in Wolves’ court, but nothing is impossible in football and, when the best club side in the game comes calling, surely it’d be difficult for a player to turn down.

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