The Merseyside giants are reportedly one of the teams interested in a potential transfer deal for Wolves forward Adama Traore. The 25-year-old winger’s future at Wolverhampton seems in some doubt, and a return to former club Barcelona also seems to be an option for him at the moment.
The report suggests the Blaugrana may well have the edge over the Reds in the race to sign Adama, as Jurgen Klopp’s side won’t go higher than £30m for the player. In fairness to Liverpool, that looks like a sensible strategy, as Adama has only ever really shown flashes of quality, rather than any real consistent run of high-level displays.
The Reds have also been linked with Leeds United wide-man Raphinha in recent times, and he looks more of a well-rounded attacker than Adama. Some Liverpool supporters may be frustrated that their club seems less willing than others to break the bank for footballers, but in this case it’s probably justified.
Spain international could well be a decent signing for around £30m, but it’s hard to imagine he’d really be worth much more than that, and someone like Raphinha would probably offer more.