Exclusive: Wolves price tag for Traore revealed as Liverpool sniff stunning deal
Wolves will not sell Liverpool target Adama Traore this summer for less than £70million, Football Insider can reveal.
The runaway Premier League leaders are eyeing the 24-year-old wide forward in case they lose either Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane.
A Wolves source has told Football Insider that the club value Traore at nearly four times the £18m fee they paid Middlesbrough for him in the summer of 2018.
Traore has three years remaining on his contract and is entering his peak years.
There were suggestions earlier this year that his value had soared beyond the £80m mark and even towards £90m but that is regarded as far-fetched, especially in light of how the Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically shifted football economics.
As revealed by Football Insider, Liverpool have shortlisted Traore as a potential replacement for Salah or Mane after his astonishing development this season.
The attacker has added end product and greater potency to his explosive speed and remarkable power to provide Wolves with a real cutting edge on the right flank.
He has made 22 league starts among 43 appearances in all competitions for the Midlands outfit in this campaign, scoring six times and supplying 10 assists.
Even Liverpool’s feted defence and midfield had trouble quelling Traore in his side’s 2-1 defeat at Molineux in January.
He caused upteen problems for Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk with his ball carrying and laid on the equaliser for Raul Jimenez with a terrific run and cross.
Traore first moved to England in January 2015, when he joined Aston Villa from Barcelona.
He subsequently joined Middlesbrough in the summer of 2016 and spent two years there before his move to Wolves.
In other Liverpool news, Klopp has told Michael Edwards to get done a massive deal that is now his ‘number one’ summer priority.