Adama Traore expected to sign new Wolves contract

Nuno Espirito Santo said he expects speedster Adama Traore to commit his future to Wolves – and hinted other contract solutions could follow.


              
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Adama Traore
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Adama Traore

The 25-year-old has just two years left on the five-year deal he signed when Wolves paid £18million for his services in 2018.

Traore has caught the eye of late and was impressive in the midweek defeat at Everton. Reports have suggested talks between the winger’s representatives and Wolves have been ongoing all season but the Spain international is now expected to tie down his long-term future at Molineux, in a big boost for the club.

“I believe that everything is going to be OK,” Nuno said about Traore’s future, during the head coach’s final pre-match press conference as Wolves head coach.

“Just look at how Adama performed against Everton, he did an amazing match with amazing work.

“I hope and expect everything that is going to be sorted – and rightly so.”

Back-up goalkeeper John Ruddy’s deal also expires in the summer.

Experienced trio Joao Moutinho, Rui Patricio and Fernando Marcal see their Wolves deals expire in a year’s time.

The boss believes that sorting out the futures of his star turns is an important factor in creating the ‘right atmosphere’.

Nuno added: “We all want the players to be happy and comfortable at the club. This is our main concern, that everybody is OK. All the players are at the moment.

“Hopefully the situation on all the players’ contract will be solved.

“I think it’s important all the players in the club feel confident, comfortable, settled, with no issues. You can improve players not only on the pitch but by creating the right atmosphere for that to develop.

“This is only able when everything is settled and hopefully it will be solved.”

Meanwhile, Nuno said he hopes Pedro Neto, who this week won Wolves fans’ and players’ player of the season awards, can return from his knee injury early next season.

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