By Noel Whelan

20th Oct, 2020 | 10:16am

'I'm sure there'll be a Release Clause' - Exclusive: Whelan reacts to big Wolves development

Noel Whelan is adamant that Wolves attacker Adama Traore will have a release clause inserted into his soon-to-be agreed new contract.

The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that a new and improved deal will keep the 24-year-old “happy and focused” after speculation over his future earlier this year.

Football Insider understands that the winger has agreed a new four-year deal in principle which will see his wages rise to £100,000-a-week.

Traore still has three years remaining on his current contract at Molineux, having penned a five-year agreement when he joined from Middlesbrough in 2018.

This site revealed that in April that Liverpool shortlisted Traore as a potential replacement for Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane after his remarkable development last season.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the contract update, Whelan said:

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“If the big clubs really wanted him they would have stumped up the money, no matter what it would have cost to get him.

“He is a Wolves player and a very important player to their setup.

“He will get a new contact and I am sure there will be a clause in that contract that stipulates an amount that a potential suitor would have to pay to buy him.

“It will be a better contract, with more money and bonuses involved. That will keep Traore happy and focused. It is important that he continues to progress.”

In other news, it can be REVEALED that Sunderland have sealed the signing of Wolves defender.