Adama Traore is to be allowed to leave Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, according to a report by the Daily Mirror.
They report that the man who joined the club in a club record deal just last summer is set to be put on the market when the window opens this time around – either on loan or on a permanent basis.
The report says that Wolves are looking to raise funds in order to make swoops for Andre Silva and Morgan Sanson and the club views Traore as someone suitable.
In truth, it hasn’t been a particularly successful move for Traore, with his obvious talent not coming to the fore having stepped back up to the top flight.
Wolves played a 3-4-2-1 system to get promoted from the Championship and if they had stuck with that shape, Traore could have slotted in on either wing.
But this term has seen Nuno Santo switch to a 3-5-2 shape akin to the one Gareth Southgate used during the summer for England, making no obvious role for Traore.
He is an out and out winger and it makes little sense to buy one of those if you aren’t going to play with widemen who hug the touchlines.
Wolves have recruited so shrewdly but Traore is the biggest flop of the Fosun era, especially when how much he cost is factored in.
Santo should never have brought him to the club – his swift exit just twelve months after his arrival would confirm that.