Liverpool are thought to hold an interest in Adama Traore and a report by Calciomercatio highlights exactly why the Premier League champions should make their move.
The report claims that Wolves might consider selling their star man with European football, not on the agenda for next season.
At present Traore is valued at £63 million which is scaring off the likes of Liverpool, Juventus and Manchester City from making their move.
Superagent Jorge Mendes could intervene, however. He could be tasked with engineering a move that could drive the valuation down and if that is the case, Liverpool should pounce.
Liverpool beat Wolves 2-1 back in January at Molineux and after that game, Jurgen Klopp described the former Barcelona man as ‘unplayable’ (BBC Sport).
Traore was inspired last season, scoring six goals and registering 12 assists as Wolves reached the quarter-final of the Europa League.
His pace is electrifying and with an array of skill to go alongside it, he’d be a decent asset in the Liverpool team.
Wolves are now established as a Premier League club and clearly feel they are in a position to now be demanding top money for their players.
As competition for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, Liverpool are looking at the ideal player to compete for a place in Klopp’s all-action system.
In the current financial climate though, nobody is likely to pay £63 million for a player who will originally come in as a backup option.
Wolves will be under no illusions though that without European football, their stance on demanding such a figure for their player is considerably weakened.
The Spaniard would probably jump at the chance to join a club the size of Liverpool and he might be hoping Mendes can work his magic.
If the superagent can get Wolves to change their stance, signing Traore is a no-brainer for Liverpool this summer.