Adama Traore Agrees Contract Extension at Wolves to Double Wages

Oct 23, 2020, 2:23 PM GMT+1
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Adama Traore has committed his future to Wolves | James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Adama Traore has finally agreed terms on a contract extension at Wolverhampton Wanderers, after being persuaded to sign following the commitments by other key personnel to the club.

Once discarded by Barcelona, Traore has developed into one of the Premier League's most exciting talents over the last couple of years. No player completed more dribbles in England's top flight in 2019/20 than the three-cap Spain international.

Traore's form had drawn admiration from some of Europe's elite, including former club Barça and Liverpool, with the winger thought to have been considering his options amid the new-found attention.

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Adama Traore has developed into one of the Premier League's best wingers | James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

However, Wolves have made serious plays in recent months to secure the futures of their key assets, persuading star striker Raul Jimenez and head coach Nuno Espirto Santo to sign new long-term deals.

A source has told 90min that this statement of intent and stability has been key in getting Traore to commit to a new contract, which will soon be announced.

Traore will earn in excess of £100,000-a-week, more than doubling his current wages, while the new deal will run for four years.

A source close to Wolves told 90min of the club's delight at securing another of their top assets.

“Adama is very happy at the club, and he has been happy to conclude this deal following the other new deals that have been signed,” the source said.

Along with being the Premier League's top dribbler in 2019/20, Traore scored six times and contributed nine assists in all competitions for Wolves.

The former Middlesbrough and Aston Villa star made his Spain debut in the Nations League draw with Switzerland in October, after which coach Luis Enrique waxed lyrical about the 24-year-old.

"Adama has been Adama in his purest form," Enrique said. "With one player they will not to be able to stop him. They are going to have to use two players."

Following extensions for Traore and Jimenez, it is understood that 23-year-old midfield star Ruben Neves could be next in line for a big pay rise at Molineux.