Michael Brown has urged Wolves winger Adama Traore to turn down a move to Liverpool or Manchester City and spend another season at Molineux.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former City and Tottenham midfielder insists the 24-year-old would not get the game time he needs to develop at either Anfield or the Etihad Stadium.
Le 10 Sport report that the Premier League’s top two, as well as Manchester United and Bayern Munich, have set their sights on the powerful wide man ahead of the summer transfer window.
However, having seen Traore only establish himself as a first-team regular for Nuno Espirito Santo this season, Brown believes he needs another year before making such a high-profile move.
Asked if it was the right time for him to move to Liverpool or City, Brown told Football Insider: “Personally I think another season at Wolves, playing week in, week out – I think if he went to another club, no disrespect to Wolves, he might have to not play so much.
“I think he’s had a full season now where last season he was still not playing every week so the thing for me is, if you’re saying where does he need to be, I’d be saying go and do another year with them – that would be my advice.”
Traore would face fierce competition at both Liverpool and City for a place on the wing, Mohamed Salah and Bernardo Silva the first-choice right-wingers at their respective clubs.
Having struggled for a regular starting spot last season, Traore has gone on to play 43 times across all competitions this season.
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