Last season’s Championship title winners are ready to trigger the 22-year-old’s release clause to push the deal over the line. It’s expected that the winger will complete a medical in Wolverhampton tomorrow.
Traore missed ‘Boro’s opening Championship game of the season due to a shoulder injury but that isn’t expected to cause problems.
It’s an incredible journey for the youngster who moved from Barcelona to Aston Villa during the Birmingham club’s relegation season. Impressing during that season, he moved to Middlesbrough in 2016 and promptly saw them relegated to the Championship as well.
Yet Wolves still want to sign him! Traore impressed last season as Middlesbrough reached the play-offs, losing to Aston Villa in the semi-final.
The Old Gold return to the top-flight after a six-year absence and were the best team in what Pep Guardiola labelled the “hardest second division in the world”. With close ties to super agent Jorge Mendes, Wolves already added Rui Patricio, Willy Boly and Joao Moutinho from his stable to their squad.
Add to that Benik Afobe and Diogo Jota, and Wolves aren’t going to relinquish their hard-earned Premier League status without a fight.