While Newcastle United search for a new right winger, Adama Traore is looking for a new club.
The Spaniard joined Barcelona on loan in January, in a move that delighted Toon defender Dan Burn. He was sick of playing against Traore, and was ‘buzzing‘ when his departure from Wolves was confirmed.
But Barcelona have since opted against their option to purchase the 26-year-old permanently.
That has left Traore in limbo, who seemingly has no future at Wolverhampton Wanderers. His contract at Molineux expires next summer, meaning this is Wolves’ last change to get decent money for him.
And if he does find a new team before the transfer window closes, it could be for a bargain fee.
Adama Traore available for £10million
According to the Athletic, Wolves value Traore at £10million. That is an absolute bargain fee for a player who can be so dangerous on his day.
That’s as far as Newcastle’s ‘interest’ has gone, with no further word on Eddie Howe trying to sign Traore.
However, with the Magpies struggling to land attacking options, Traore’s price tag may make him very appealing.
Newcastle are keen to sign a right winger
Newcastle are currently looking to sign two more players this summer. We need a striker and wide midfielder.
We’ve been linked with big names such as Alexander Isak and Moussa Diaby, but they appear to be out of reach. They would requires fees of more than £50million, which Newcastle simply aren’t prepared to pay.
It is forcing the Magpies to look elsewhere, so should they take a closer look at Traore? He’s very different to what we already have, that’s for sure.
The Spain international is someone who blows hot and cold. He’s a very ‘marmite’ player. For some he’s incredibly exciting and dangerous, while others believe he’s a runner with no end product.
However, we have seen how deadly he can be in years gone by. His devastating pace and dribbling ability is often too much for defenders to handle.
For £10million, Newcastle could do a lot worse. It wouldn’t be a huge investment, but he would be a great option to have in the squad.
Just imagine him and Allan Saint-Maximin in the same team…it would either be a nightmare or a dream, or a terrifying blend of both.