Wolves sensation Adama Traore has once again reignited potential rumours linking him away from the club by admitting that he would like to return to Spain.
The explosive winger has been in the form of his life this campaign, and during an interview with Cadena Ser’s El Larguero, he refused to rule out the possibility of joining either Real Madrid or his former club Barcelona for the second time within a month (via Sport Witness).
The Spanish attacker told the outlet (as relayed by AS): “My intention is to be one of the best players in England and then of course I would like to return.
“I have no resentment for Barca. Why not. If Madrid or Barca comes, I would consider it.”
In late December, the winger said similar things while speaking on La Sexta show Jugones, stating that he will not “close any doors” in regards to joining either club.
It isn’t quite a ‘come and get me plea’, but it is certainly telling them that he would be interested in joining them.
23-year-old Traore has been in England in 2015 after joining Villa from Barca, and now after five years, it is clear that he has intentions set of returning to his homeland.
When do you think Traore will leave the club?
He will never leave Molineux
End of the season
The season after next
Two seasons time
This isn’t likely to be an immediate concern for Wolves, however, come the end of the season it might become more of a problem.
Becoming ‘one of the best’ in England is pretty ambiguous, and you can argue that so far this season, he is exactly that.
In fact, that is exactly what WhoScored’s algorithm would be arguing if it had an actual voice. Their average rating system has Traore as the second-best player in the division this year, with only Kevin De Bruyne as higher, who, to be fair, has already registered seven goals and 15 assists.
According to their data, Traore has an average of 7.79 (De Bruyne 7.96). That might have something to do with the Spaniard’s mammoth 5.7 dribbles averaged per game – the highest in the league -, as well as his other impressive statistics, such as 1.2 shots per game, 1.4 key passes per game, 2.2 fouls won per match, and four goals and six assists for his team this season (WhoScored).
Obviously, if Traore was to depart it would be a huge void to fill, but they are almost guaranteed to have him for at least until the end of the season. And even then, it would take an enormous bid for the club to even contemplate selling him.