Graeme Souness says Adama Traore ‘found his level’ at Wolves and ‘almost misses as a footballer’

Graeme Souness claims Adama Traore has ‘found his level’ at Wolves because he ‘almost misses being a footballer’ and doesn’t have the finished product to earn a move to a Big Six club

  • Graeme Souness has insisted Wolves wideman Adama Traore is ‘a near miss’
  • Traoré has been linked to a major move due to his pace, flair and trickery
  • The Spurs have made an offer but Roy Keane said he can see why clubs are thinking twice
  • Livewire Traore showed his dribbling skills again as Wolves took on Man United

Graeme Souness has called Adama Traore a ‘near miss of a footballer’, claiming that the Wolves Livewire will not join a ‘Top Six’ club because he is not clinical enough.

The nimble-footed Traoré has impressed in Wolves’ first three games of the Premier League season.

That frustration persisted as he wreaked havoc with no reward in the first half of Manchester United’s visit to Molineux on Sunday, and Souness says he too often leaves fans disappointed with his final product.

Wolves and Adama Traore (R) impressed as they failed to score again while playing for Man United

The first half of the Premier League clash ended goalless despite Traore's frenzy forward

The first half of the Premier League clash ended goalless despite Traore’s frenzy forward

Souness told air sports: ‘He’s a near miss as a footballer. He’ll have you on the edge of your seat, but time and time again you’ll shake your head at the misses he has.

“There are not many goals, not many returns. He makes you enthusiastic, but to play for a big team you have to be better than that and I think he has found his level here.’

Traore’s astonishing speed and constant threat have linked the Spanish star with a move from Molineux, with Sports post revealing that Tottenham are eyeing an offer after the failure of a loan offer for the 25-year-old.

The lightning-fast wideman has been clocked as the second-fastest player in the Premier League this season with an astonishing top speed of 22.12mph, but his waste of promising positions also stood out for a side to score another league goal.

Graeme Souness has said Traore doesn't have the finished product to tempt the Top Six worshipers

Graeme Souness has said Traore doesn’t have the finished product to tempt the Top Six worshipers

Fellow expert Roy Keane said clubs would think twice about making a move for Traore, explaining: “I can see what they’re looking at, but I also understand why they aren’t going to put the money down.

‘[Scoring is] the most important part of football and this one [have been] great opportunities. These are opportunities you need to score.

“This level is fine lines. You can look at all the stats and say, “Okay, shots on target, crosses, chances created” – but you have to put the ball in the back of the net and that’s why they’ve had a tough start to the season. ‘

Wolves performed well in a couple of 1-0 defeats to Leicester and Tottenham in their opening games of the campaign.

Traore tormented United in the first half of Wolves’ Premier League game on Sunday, starting with seven dribbles when Bruno Lage’s side failed to score again in the first 45 minutes.

Fellow pundit Roy Keane said clubs would think twice about making a move for Traore

Fellow pundit Roy Keane said clubs would think twice about making a move for Traore

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