Friday, September 29, 2023

Fulham close to securing free transfer signing of Adama Traore

Fulham are closing in on free agent Adama Traore following his recent departure from Wolves.

The Spain international called time on his five-year stint at Molineux but is set for an immediate Premier League return with the Cottagers.

Adama Traore scored twice in 34 matches for Wolves last seasonGetty

According to The Athletic, the deal is at an advanced stage and the 27-year-old is expected to conclude a move in the coming days.

Boss Marco Silva is keen to bolster his wide options ahead of the new season following the departures of loanee Dan James, Manor Solomon and Neeskens Kebano during the summer.

Silva this week confirmed the need for more reinforcements before the transfer window closes in three weeks time.

“100 per cent, no doubts,” the Fulham boss replied when asked if more transfer business needed to be done.

“We are really short in numbers. The market has been difficult for us, and [other clubs] at this level. But we need more.

“We have two faces in, and seven left our squad. The targets are there. We know what we want. We want to add quality and good professionals. It’s not been easy.”

Fulham have been successful in bringing in two new players in Wolves’ Raul Jimenez and Calvin Bassey from Ajax.

Combined, the pair set Fulham back £24million but Silva hopes to add to the list of new faces in the coming weeks starting with the Spaniard.

Marco Silva is hoping to add more fresh faces to his squad this summerGetty

Traore signed for Wolves in 2018 and clocked up 200 appearances for the Midlands club.

His performances earned the explosive winger eight caps at international level but his last appearance for Spain came back in 2021.

Traore had a brief spell on loan at Barcelona during the 2021-22 campaign before returning to Molineux.

He netted twice in 34 games during his farewell season at Wolves.

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