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Wolverhampton Wanderers’ winger has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Manchester City. And according to the Sunday Times, Wolves have put a £135million price tag on the head of their star, who is under contract until 2023.
The Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer and could push for the Premier League champions to break the bank to add to his wealth of attacking options.
Speaking after facing Traore, Newcastle full-back Jetro Willems claimed he can be harder to defend against than Cristiano Ronaldo in a clear indication of the headache he poses to defences.
“I have played against some very good players in my career, but no one quite as fast as Traore,’ Willems said in the Northern Echo in January.
“He is unbelievable, definitely a beast. Not only is he incredibly fast, he is so, so strong as well. He’s known as the fastest man in football and now I know that is true. I like to think I am quite fast too – at least I did before playing against him! That was something else..
“I have played against Ronaldo, who is fast, but not that fast. Of course, he is so skillful but sometimes that is easier than being up against someone with such incredible pace.”
It is clear that a player of Traore’s skills would give Liverpool’s attack a frightening new dimension.