Liverpool are reportedly ready to fork out £30 million for the services of Adama Traore, with the Spanish attacker identified as a potential backup for the front three.
According to Daily Mirror, as relayed by Paisley Gates, Liverpool are weighing up a fresh move for Adama Traore. There is no secret that the club is in the market for attacking reinforcements, with head coach Jurgen Klopp determined to add some quality backup for the wide attacking duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
One of the club’s priority targets is Adama of Wolves, whose valuation has dropped significantly following a disappointing 2020/21 campaign. Liverpool are prepared to take full advantage of the situation as they look to submit a potential bid worth £30 million, though Wolves do value the player highly.
Traore’s current contract at the Molineux expires in 2023. But the 25-year-old Spanish attacker faces an uncertain future after struggling to perform last season. With a total of 37 appearances, the forward wasn’t devoid of first-team opportunities, but his tally of just two goals and three assists were highly disappointing for a player of his calibre.
While the Spaniard was making quite an impact with his pace and robust nature of play, clubs soon started to find it easier to mark him out of the game. And with manager Nuno Espirito Santo joining Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, it might be the end of the road for Traore, as far as his Wolves career is concerned.
It has put Liverpool on red alert as they look to move on from fringe players like Xherdan Shaqiri, Alex-Chamberlain and Divock Origi this summer. None of them has managed to make an impact at Anfield, with the former even confirming his departure during an interview in Italy.
To that end, Traore could be an excellent replacement. The 25-year-old has a track record of performing in the Premier League, despite a poor season, and his aggressive style of play could make him an ideal cog in Liverpool’s first line of press.
At Anfield, the former La Masia prodigy may also get the freedom to operate in a more attacking role. However, his move to Liverpool may hinge on Wolves’ decision, knowing the Reds are not likely to improve on their initial offer of £30 million, should the west Midlands outfit refuse the bid.
The 2020 English champions have no shortage of alternatives and have been linked with another explosive Premier League attacker in Ismaila Sarr this summer, while they are also closing in on the capture of Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid.