Wolves star Traore agrees terms of £21m new deal

Adama Traore has agreed in principle a new deal with Wolves worth £21million and an announcement is imminent.

The Premier League club have made it a priority to tie the super-quick attacker, 24, to an improved contract amid interest from the likes of Liverpool.

A Wolves source has told Football Insider that talks with Traore over a new four-year, £100,000-a-week agreement are at an advanced stage following talks in recent weeks.

Traore has three years remaining on the contract he signed when joining from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018 for a then club-record fee of £18million.

As revealed by Football Insider, Liverpool shortlisted Traore as a potential replacement for Salah or Mane after his astonishing development last season.

The attacker has added end product and greater potency to his explosive speed and remarkable power to provide Wolves with a real cutting edge on the right flank.

He has made 95 appearances for Wolves, scoring seven goals and supplying 15 assists.

Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton insists that pace is a nightmare for defenders and that Traore’s blistering speed made him one of his most difficult opponents.

Asked who he feared coming up against most during his career, Hutton told Football Insider: “When you look, it’s pace, as a defender, the likes of (Raheem) Sterling, Adama Traore, them type of people.

“You know if you don’t get tight enough, if you don’t tackle them, they’re away, you can’t catch them up, they’re gone. 

“More technical players, like David Silva – unbelievable, you have to be switched on 100 per cent – they’re more the one-twos, technical, they try to find the space in behind you.

“For me personally, it was pace. If you’re coming up against someone you know is quicker than you, it’s a problem. Speed frightens all defenders, it doesn’t matter which level you’re at, all defenders hate playing against pace.”