Adama ‘delighted’ to be at Wolves as club look to fight off interest

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Adama Traore is ‘delighted’ to be at Wolverhampton Wanderers as the club look to extend his contract.

Wolves are understood to be keen to tie Traore down to a new deal after Nuno, Conor Coady and Raul Jimenez committed their futures.

After initially taking time to settle at Molineux Traore has become a major player under Nuno and finished last season with in excess of 20 goal contributions across all competitions.

Traore was handed his first three Spain caps during the international break and that has reignited rumours of interest from the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona, whom he started his career with.

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But the 24-year-old returned to Compton Park on Friday with a beaming smile on his face and Nuno is adamant that he is loving life at Wolves.

“Adama is delighted to be here,” Nuno said of Traore, who has started three of Wolves’ four Premier League games so far. “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. First of all you must be happy where you are.”

Traore joined Wolves from Middlesbrough in 2018 for what was a club-record £18million deal at the time.

His form was so good in his second season at Molineux that he was among just 15 players to receive votes for the coveted Football Writers’ Player of the Year award, which was won by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

He still has three years to run on his current contract but Wolves are desperate to keep him at the club for even longer.

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