Huddersfield Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers are the front runners in the race to land Adama Traore from Middlesbrough, according to a report by The Sun.
Both Premier League sides are hot on the trail of the lively winger, who has a clause in his contract allowing him to discuss personal terms with other clubs if they match his £18m valuation.
The 22-year-old was a standout star for Middlesbrough last season and his tally of five goals and 10 assists helped propel his side into the play-offs, where they lost in the semi-finals to his former club Aston Villa.
The ex-Barcelona starlet has been on the radar of a number of clubs in this summer transfer window, including Chelsea, Everton and Newcastle United.
But Huddersfield and Wolves are hoping to steal a march and sign the Spain youth international, who recently trained with the national side’s senior squad.
Boro are not against selling Traore as the funds brought in from his departure would allow them to spend this summer.
At £18m, Huddersfield or Wolves would be getting one of the most exciting young talents outside of the Premier League.
Traore has always possessed a lot of raw talent, skill and blistering pace, but now that he is adding end product to his game, he is a lethal threat.
It is only a matter of time before he reaches the top division again and this seems like a sensible move for Huddersfield or Wolves to make.
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