Real Madrid have reportedly been offered a shot at signing ex-Barcelona starlet Adama Traore, with Wolves keen on offloading him in January.
According to a report from El Nacional, Wolves forward Adama Traore has been offered to La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid with the Premier League outfit intent on selling him during the upcoming transfer window.
Traore came through the youth ranks at Barcelona’s La Masia academy and made a handful of first-team appearances before landing in England in 2015. After a year with Aston Villa, the Spaniard spent two seasons with Middlesbrough before ending up at Wolves in the summer of 2018.
While he has been a regular in the lineup for most of his time at the Molineux, Traore has been in and out of the side in the ongoing campaign under new manager Bruno Lage. With his contract running out in 2023 and attempts at renewing not yielding the desired results, the Black Country outfit are ready to cash in on him in January so that they can raise funds to sign Hwang Hee-chan permanently.
As per the report, Traore has been keen on returning to Spain, with an eye on a move back to his boyhood club Barcelona. The Catalans had been linked with a move for the 25-year-old recently, but it has now been claimed that new manager Xavi Hernandez does not intend to sign him and has different targets to strengthen his attacking unit.
As a result, Traore is now being offered to Barcelona’s arch-rivals Real Madrid, as per the report. The Merengues have no shortage of options in the attacking unit, with the likes of Rodrygo Goes, Vinicius Junior, Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio available at the disposal of manager Carlo Ancelotti.
However, among these, Bale is out of contract at the end of the season, while Asensio is being linked with an exit from the club in the January transfer window. Even though Real Madrid plan on bringing Kylian Mbappe during the summer transfer window, they are now considering the possibility of signing on Traore in January as well.
The report indicates that Real Madrid are seriously discussing the possibility of signing the ex-Barcelona attacker. With Wolves demanding just €30 million for his services, it would not be a stretch for the Merengues to match that figure. With the player keen, and the club open to a switch, there could be some movement happening on this front come January.