Wolverhampton Wanderers attacker Adama Traore has reportedly emerged as a surprise target for Italian giants Napoli.
According to Calciomercato, the Serie A club have been “probing carefully” about the 23-year-old speed machine.
The report details that Napoli are now eyeing the Spaniard, after failing with their attempt to land PSV Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano.
Traore has certainly not had the best first year at Molineux following his £18million (BBC) arrival from Middlesbrough.
He played 36 games across all competitions, scoring one goal and supplying three assists in return.
But manager Nuno Espirito Santo should not entertain any interest in him this summer and ensure he stays in the West Midlands ahead of next season.
Traore hasn’t managed to establish himself in the Wolves XI yet and the fact that they don’t play with a traditional right-winger hasn’t helped his cause.
The £43,000-a-week ace (Spotrac) has to adapt his game to play as a more central attacker or even a wing-back, but that is going to take time.
He’s shown in flashes that he’s a quality player, which is why he can torment defences with his pace and power.
Traore needs at least another year to fully buy into Nuno’s philosophy and it would be foolish to show him the exit doors after just a year.