It’s been a mixed year for former Wolverhampton Wanderers record signing Adama Traore following his £18million switch from Middlesbrough.
Fans have seen glimpses of his raw pace and ability, but just as warned, his final end product still requires a fair amount of work. The 23-year-old only made 12 starting appearances across all competitions, but featured more regular as a substitute for head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Despite seeming to be a project, he did only return one goal and one assist in our Premier League campaign and for a lot of fans, his best performances actually came in the defensive right midfield role – despite the talk of trying to turn him into a central striker.
The Mirror recently ramped up speculation about his future by claiming – without substantiation – that we had made him available for transfer this summer, but Nuno himself appears to have contradicted that claim in a recent interview with the Shropshire Star.
“He has to be faster. Faster with the ball. It’s a lot of work, but I think we are doing well. Not all the players who come have to have immediate success, immediately reach their highest point. I still believe a lot of us will become better. It’s about time, trust and confidence.”
Doesn’t sound like we’ve lost faith in him yet.