Adama Traore’s offer from Liverpool emerges as Wolf transfer target strikes lies


A wanted man

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traoré has caught the eye elsewhere this season – for sure.

How could you miss it?

Needing a full campaign under Nuno Espirito Santo to sleep properly, the Spaniard returned to Les Loups last summer and immediately began to improve.

In doing so, he established himself as one of the most feared wingers in the Premier League, if not Europe.

Adama has provided goals and is also helping; the goal set for Raul Jimenez on Wednesday against Bournemouth was the tenth time this season that the pair have combined before goal tells you everything you need to know.

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Woah hold on

The owner of Olympiakos, Evangelis Marinakis, is convinced that his club can progress even further in the Europa League “once it has passed the Wolves”.

The Greek champions and the wolves drew 1-1 in Piraeus in March, before football stops in Europe, and whether the return match will take place in Molineux or on neutral ground in Germany – where the rest of the tournament will be played in one-way matches in August – remains to be decided.

However, the neutrals would make the Wolves the favorites to progress based on the fact that they were able to refuse Olympiakos, who had an advantage at home, a first leg advantage.

Evangelos Marinakis, owner of Olympiakos FC, looks at the UEFA Europa League in the round of 32 return leg between Arsenal FC and Olympiakos FC.

Ole’s warning

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United team plans to finish third, even fourth, as they and the Wolves keep the pressure on Chelsea in the Champions League race.

The Red Devils swept Sheffield United on Wednesday night, while the Wolves sneaked past troubled Bournemouth.

That meant pressure was back on Chelsea, who hosted the rampant Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening, to close the gap between the fourth and the chasing pack.

The Blues remain on 54 points after last night’s victory, while United and Wolves breathe their neck with 49 points.

Pundit watch

Danny Murphy has described Adama Traore as a “nightmare” for Premier League defenders who simply cannot predict what he will do next.

Speaking during the game of the day, the former Liverpool midfielder congratulated the winger for another star role in a Wolverhampton Wanderers win.

His last revolutionary contribution was to provide the cross for Raul Jimenez to return the winner against Bournemouth to Molineux on Wednesday evening.

It was Traore’s ninth assist in the Premier League in a successful season – and the seventh time he has scored top scorer Jimenez.

James responds

James Rodriguez exposed “lies” questioning his professionalism and insisted that he had a “normal” relationship with Zinedine Zidane.

The Colombian striker looks set to exit Real Madrid after just 14 appearances in all competitions this season.

He has been linked to a transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers in recent months. Rodriguez is a client of Jorge Mendes and the boss of Gestifute was responsible for finding him a route outside the Bernabeu in the next transfer window.

Indeed, some reports suggest that he might even be available on a free transfer with Real seeking to reduce their payroll.


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