Report: 'Unplayable' Liverpool target won't sign new contract with club, Rodgers wanted him in 2015

Sam Preston November 17, 2020
Report: 'Unplayable' Liverpool target won't sign new contract with club, Rodgers wanted him in 2015
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Adama Traore’s contract talks at Wolves have stalled, according to a report by the Express and Star.

The Spaniard’s current deal runs until 2023, and Wolves apparently remain relaxed about the situation.

Calcio Mercato reported in September that Liverpool were interested in the flying winger, but went on to sign his former Wolves team-mate Diogo Jota instead.

Jurgen Klopp was also quoted by the Birmingham Mail in May calling Traore ‘unplayable’ due to his exceptional pace.

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Traore has not started any of Wolves’s last five Premier League matches, although there’s no suggestion in the report that’s linked to his contract situation.

Liverpool’s reported summer interest is not the first time Traore has been linked with Anfield either.

Back in August 2015, when Brendan Rodgers was still in charge at Liverpool, reports in Spain linked Traore with Merseyside.

Sport claimed Traore, then a teenage winger with Barcelona, was set to fly in for an Anfield medical.

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Traore eventually joined Aston Villa that summer, where he established himself in English football.

He moved to Middlesbrough, where he started to make good on his obvious talent, before his game went to another level at Wolves.

Going to Liverpool – not that that appears to be close right now – would be another step up, over five years after Rodgers tried to make him a Reds player the first time around.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.