Liverpool are reportedly in contention to sign Adama Traore in January, with Wolves open to selling the Spanish international.

According to Football Insider, Liverpool have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Adama Traore. It appears Wolves could be forced to offload the 25-year-old forward in the January transfer window, as they look to fund a move for their top target Hwang Hee-chan.

Formerly of the famed La Masia academy, Adama Traore was linked with a move away from the Molineux in the summer. Liverpool were not the only club interested in his services either, as Tottenham Hotspur also attempted to sign him. However, keen on keeping hold of their star player, Wolves had reportedly rejected a late £30 million bid from Spurs.

It was a gutsy move by the Midlands outfit, as Traore was coming on the back of a disappointing campaign under Nuno Espirito Santo. But their decision to keep hold of the former La Masia graduate appears to have paid off this season, as the player has impressed under new coach Bruno Lage.

Although Traore has yet to register a single goal or assist in his eleven Premier League matches, his pace, power, and technical prowess on the flanks have added a new dimension to the Wolves attack, especially alongside the in-form Hwang.

What a turn-around season. (Picture Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images)
What a turn-around season. (Picture Courtesy – AFP/Getty Images)

The Spaniard’s performances have not gone unnoticed either, with Liverpool keen on securing his services as a potential cover for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Both the players are set to miss a major chunk of early 2022 due to AFCON, which has accentuated the club’s need for a new winger.

Traore fits the bill well due to his pace, physicality and aggression that would make him a tailor-made fit for Jurgen Klopp’s style of play. And with the 25-year-old likely to be offloaded by Wolves in January, it opens up an ideal avenue for the Merseyside giants to shore up their offensive options.

However, it is fair to point out that Liverpool may face stiff competition in the pursuit of Adama Traore. The Spanish international is apparently a target for his former club, Barcelona, while the cash-rich Newcastle United, too, have sounded out over a potential January swoop.

Liverpool have no shortage of alternatives, though. Curiously, they have been linked with a move for Adama Traore’s Wolves teammate Hwang Hee-chan, so it will be interesting to see how the Reds go about their business in the upcoming January transfer window.

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