Liverpool and Manchester City have once again “expressed interest” in signing Adama Traore, who has yet to sign a new deal with Wolves despite agreeing on improved terms.
90 mins exclusively revealed in November that Traore had delayed signing a new deal with the club which saw his salary double, which sparked genuine interest from Leeds United ahead of the January transfer window. 90 mins also reported City and Liverpool’s initial interest in the player, although his valuation at the time was closer to £ 70million.
A new report from Spain’s Sport store now claims Liverpool and City are once again interested in making a deal for the winger, as well as Leeds.
Leeds’ interest was recently dismissed as “pure fantasy,” but the funding was reportedly linked to increased investment from owners of the NFL San Francisco 49ers – who entered into a collaborative partnership with Leeds in 2018 for their initial participation and have been looking to increase it ever since. 90 mins first signaled their interest exclusively in July 2020.
The Yorkshire club have long been interested in Traore, who was signed for Middlesbrough in 2016 by current Leeds football manager Victor Orta, but any pursuit of a deal has reportedly been influenced by increased investment from the owners of San Francisco from the NFL. 49ers – which entered into a collaborative partnership with Leeds in 2018.
They have sought to increase their participation in recent years, with 90 mins first of all by declaring exclusively their interest in a takeover in July 2020. Any transaction aimed at increasing its stake remains to be concluded.
Sport report Wolves value Traore at around £ 35.5million, which is a lot of money given the financial constraints of the pandemic, but Liverpool and City have already been linked.
The Reds held a comparison with the Spaniard for some time, although 90 mins Understands that Traore is eager to play first-team football in order to make the national team, raising concerns about his move to Merseyside.
Traore has been disappointing as an attacking outlet this season and has managed only one Premier League assist so far, disappointing for a Wolves side who have been below par and are in the lower half of the table.
As his team grow increasingly annoyed by not signing a new contract, Wolves are already running out of attack options. They sold Diogo Jota to Liverpool last summer and lost the talisman Raul Jimenez due to a broken skull, despite being close to signing Willian Jose from Real Sociedad.