Wolves have signed Adama Traore from Middlesbrough on a five year contract for a fee believed to be around £18 million. He joins Wolves as their fifth new signing of the summer after arrivals of Patricio, Jonny, Moutinho and Jimenez.
Adama Traore is yet to make a senior appearance for his country, however has played 18 games for various Spanish youth levels, scoring just a single goal.
Here’s what the 22 year old had to say to Wolves TV:
“I think Wolves are definitely ready for the Premier League. My mentality is to fit into the tactics but I think how Wolves play will definitely suit me. Before I make any decision I know how they play, how they move, how the wingers play.”
Fantasy Premier League Potential (5.5m)
The pacey winger started his career at Barcleona B, playing 63 games, scoring on 8 occasions. In the 2015/16 season, he moved to Aston Villa, although he failed to make an impact, not scoring as he featured on 11 occasions. It was at Middlesbrough that Traore really impressed as he played 61 games over 2 seasons. Last season he played 34 games, scoring 5 goals and providing 10 assists for Boro.
Due to his pace, Traore intimidates defenders as he runs at them with pace. This is shown by the fact that last season he dribbled past opponents on 267 occasions, 132 more times more than any other player in the Championship. His performances led to him being voted the clubs Player of the Year as Middlesbrough reached the playoffs.
Wolves’ first five fixtures are as follows; Everton (H), Leicester (A), Manchester City (H), West Ham (A) and Burnley (H). These fixtures aren’t bad as their only real tough fixture being Manchester City in gameweek 3, but priced at £5.5m, Traore should be one that can be benched or rotated with another midfielder.