Report: Barcelona could beat Liverpool to £40m signing, Reds value Premier League star at less than £30m
90Min report that Wolves could sell powerhouse attacker Adama Traore in January – and that Barcelona might beat Liverpool to the punch.
Traore, 25, is renowned for his incredible strength and enormous speed. But the Spain international really lacks in end product.
In 143 appearances for Wolves, Traore has managed just 28 goal involvements. Scoring only 10 times, Traore has also laid on 18 assists.
His best season came in 2019-20 – when he had a hand in 18 goals during 54 appearances. But 12 of those 18 goal involvements were only assists.
He has a contract at Wolves until June 2023, but the report states that talks over a new deal have stalled. Liverpool remain interested.
Indeed, Leeds, Liverpool and Tottenham were keen in the summer. But only Liverpool’s interest has remained – while Xavi wants him at Barcelona.
The report also states that Wolves want £40million for the ex-Middlesbrough man. Liverpool value Traore at less than £30million.
Liverpool eye Traore: Reds really need Wolves ace in January
Traore needs to join a side where he will get chances. Where he will get time on the ball, where he will be tasked to create something from nothing.
At Liverpool, he will also be working with the most in-form attackers in Premier League football. It is the ideal move for Traore.
Indeed, Liverpool also need a winger. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are about to represent their countries at the African Cup of Nations.
Liverpool lack cover, and bringing in a player like Traore would solve that. TransferMarkt say he is represented by the same agents as Nabil Fekir.
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