Liverpool in pole position to sign 24-year-old Spain international

Adama Traore is close to signing a new deal at Wolves after Nuno Espirito Santo insisted the winger was “delighted” to be back at the Molineux club. The 24-year-old winger made his international debut for Spain this month and has been linked with the Merseyside giants.

But Wolves kept the ace despite cashing in on Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty in the transfer window. Now Adama is ready to be rewarded with a lucrative new deal after the club tied down Raul Jimenez, Joao Moutinho and defender Conor Coady on fresh terms. Nuno smiled after seeing Conor slam in a rare goal in the 3-0 victory over the Welsh.

It will see Traore’s pay rocket closer to the club’s top earners like £100,000-a-week striker Jimenez. Ahead of Wolves’ trip to Leeds on Monday night, manager Nuno said: “Adama is delighted to be here. You can see how happy he was just for us to be together again.”

“Things will happen naturally, speculation around our players doesn’t bother us. We know what we have to do. But first of all, you must be happy where you are.” Spain international has been very versatile for Wolves since joining in August 2018 from Middlesbrough for £18m.

Last campaign he took his game to new heights with six goals and nine assists in all tournaments en-route to the UEL quarter-finals. This term Nuno has again used him at wing-back, out wide and as a centre-forward. But one footballer who has not swapped his position whatsoever is skipper Coady at the heart of a three-man back-line.