Newcastle United are reportedly interested in a swoop for Wolves and Spain winger Adama Traore as they look to bolster their squad following the takeover.
According to a report from El Nacional, Newcastle United have set their sights on Wolverhampton Wanderers star Adama Traore as a potential transfer target as they look to strengthen their roster.
Following the mega-money takeover by the Saudi Arabian-backed consortium, Newcastle have been linked with a plethora of big names ahead of the January transfer window as they look to pull away from the relegation zone and survive the drop to the EFL Championship.
And, as per the report, a new wide player is high on the agenda of the Magpies, with Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele being heavily linked while there is interest in Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid as well. And, among the list of potential candidates that Newcastle are looking at to bolster their flanks is Adama Traore.
Formerly of Barcelona, the 25-year-old made the switch to England in 2015 when he signed for Aston Villa. A year later, Traore moved to Middlesbrough where he spent two seasons before ending up with Wolves in 2018. Since arriving at the Molineux, the winger has grown multifold, establishing himself as one of the most dangerous wingers in the Premier League.
Although his goal-return and end product has not been up to the mark since last season, Traore, with his pace, power and ability with the ball at his feet, can be devastating on his day – something that has led to an interest in his services from several top clubs in England and Europe, including Liverpool.
Now, Newcastle United too have entered the fray for the potential signing of eight-time capped Spanish international. The Magpies have the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin, Jacob Murphy, Matt Ritchie as options in the wide areas. However, the latter two had been used as wing-backs more often than not, while Ryan Fraser has been unable to nail down a place for himself due to fitness issues.
Given their overdependence on the likes of Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron to produce the goods in the final third, the addition of another explosive winger like Adama Traore is bound to come in handy for Newcastle. And, with his contract expiring in 2023 and talks over a new deal not progressing well, Wolves may consider parting ways in case a sizeable offer comes along.
It remains to be seen if the Tyneside outfit decide to make a swoop for Traore come January or decide to wait till the summer to launch an approach. For now, the club needs to sort out the managerial situation, having parted ways with Steve Bruce earlier this month.