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Wolves fans purr over Adama Traore display against Stoke

Wolves played their penultimate pre-season friendly game at the Bet365 Stadium against Stoke City.

It finished 1-1 as Stoke defender Danny Batth struck against his former club and Raul Jimenez was on target for the visitors.

Head coach Bruno Lage opted to take a closer look at Adama Traore on the wing after changing his formation to 3-4-2-1.

The Spain international made his first start under Lage following his return to training this week.

Traore played the first half before being given the rest ahead of Sunday’s final pre-season fixture to Coventry City.

The Euro 2020 semi-finalist, who integrated late into the squad following international duty, showed no sign of rustiness and was arguably the liveliest player on the pitch.

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Although the 25-year-old only played for 45 minutes, supporters were left with full of praise for the winger.

Some even demanded the club to “keep him at all costs” amid transfer rumours linking him with a move away from Molineux.

Fellow Premier League clubs Liverpool, Leeds, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all reportedly interested in the winger.

One Wolves fan said on social media: “Adama Traore, attack minded head coach. Keep him at all costs.”

Another added: “Adama Traore he is so wonderful. Unplayable and world class at his peak, with Raul back and attack minded coach. Please keep him!”

A third posted: “I know it’s just a friendly but we have to keep Adama, nothing like him in world football.”

Other comments included…

“Traore is just so good, that was brilliant play.”

“We really can’t afford to lose Traore.”

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: The Wolverhampton Wanderers club badge during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux on May 9, 2021 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

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“Traore actually looks motivated now Jimenez is back playing.”

“We have got to keep Traore at our club.”

“Hasn’t Traore been one of the best players on the pitch so far?”

“Traore seems up for it today.”

“Traore is a machine.”

“Adama Traore, you are absolutely outrageous.”

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