Wolves will apparently not go over £12m to sign Adama Traore this summer according to page 50 of today’s Mirror.
The winger is gearing up for the new EFL season with Middlesbrough as things stand but there appears a good chance that he could end up playing Premier League football this year.
Certainly, Wolves are interested in the player but they are not willing to meet the £18m fee release clause in the winger’s current contract, preferring to go to £12m tops.
A player of obvious talent, few could match Traore’s ability to take on players last season in the Championship and draw fouls.
A question mark over his Premier League capability will remain, though, after a tough time with Aston Villa in the top flight.
Perhaps, then, that is why Wolves are reluctant to spend too much.
Wolves have set their stall out and it’s interesting to see that they aren’t willing to just pay the money.
They’ve been happy to spend big in recent times but here they are looking to rein things in a little.
It could cost them the chance to actually sign Traore altogether, but if they’re not wanting to spend what they feel is over the odds then that is their prerogative.