Transfer news: Manchester United enter race for Wolves' Adama Traore
Wolves winger Adama Traore has become a summer transfer target for several high-profile clubs. Manchester United have now entered the race and are up against three rival clubs to sign the talented winger. Traore impressed largely this season for Wolves and amassed six goals and 10 assists in 43 appearances across competitions. Here's more on the same.
Traore boasts of explosive pace and physical strength. His exploits have made him a nightmare to defend against this season. Looking at his consistency this campaign, several clubs are monitoring his situation. According to French publication Le10sport, Manchester United are now prepared to go up against the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Bayern Munich to sign the 24-year-old winger.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is linked with Manchester United and is valued in excess of £100m. However, it has been reported that Sancho is currently focused in finishing the current season and is in no rush to force an exit. With clubs set to get impacted financially, spending huge sums could be ruled out. That's where Traore comes in as a viable alternative.
Traore's agent Rodri Baster believes his client's performances this season could attract clubs. "I can't talk about contractual situations because it's a private matter," Baster told Spanish publication EFE. "But Adama was having a good season, and with his age, conditions and the fact he's a very appealing player, there would have been a market for him, no doubt about it."
Traore has a contract until 2023 and is believed to be carrying a price tag of £70m. It remains to be seen whether clubs fork out this sum or wait for another season to see how he fares. Moreover, Wolves will be wanting to keep hold of the player. The side has done reasonably well this season and is vying for the Europa League.