Wolves are looking to dig their heels in when it comes to Adama Traore, it seems.
According to latest reports (Daily Star, via Telegraph), the Molineux outfit are prepared to wait for an English record bid to come in for Traore before they consider selling.
That would mean them holding out for a fee in excess of the £89m Manchester United reportedly paid for Paul Pogba.
The flying winger has been in sensational form for Wolves this season. Having seemingly got to grips with life in the Premier League, Traore has been a key man for Nuno Santo’s outfit.
He’s scored four goals and contributed seven assists. However, that doesn’t tell the whole story with Traore.
The former Middlesbrough man has been a constant threat for Wolves. Indeed, against Liverpool just a few weeks ago, Traore was the one who threatened to finally see the Reds beaten.
It was not to be though. Furthermore, Traore is now nursing an injury sustained in the draw at Manchester United.
The likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid are thought to be keen on landing Traore. The winger played for the Catalan giants previously before making the switch to the English game with Aston Villa.
As yet, he is yet to make his full Spain debut. Although, having been capped up until under-21 level and based on his form this season, it might not be too far away for Traore.
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Wolves are bang within their rights here to demand such a hefty sum. As with all transfers, the value of a player comes in how much it would cost to replace the said player.
In Traore’s case, it would take a whopping fee and a brilliant player to fill his boots.
Obviously, Madrid and Barcelona are massive clubs. Traore may well fancy his chances back in La Liga with one of the world’s ‘super clubs’.
It will, though, and quite rightly, take a mammoth chunk of change to convince Wolves to do a deal.