Middlesbrough are currently preparing to take part in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs, and they may need to win promotion in order to keep hold of their prize asset, Adama Traore, who is attracting attention from a number of footballing giants.
The reported fee is £30 million, but who is the most likely to sign him? We take a look at the top five favourites to sign the talented winger:
5) Tottenham Hotspur – 12/1:
FA Cup semi finalists Spurs are fifth favourites to sign the Spanish winger. It seems a bit of an odd link, as Spurs tend to play with attacking midfielders rather than wingers, but there’s no denying that Adama Traore could supply plenty of goals for star striker Harry Kane.
4) Wolves – 10/1:
It seems that Sky Bet Championship winners Wolves are being linked with every player in world football at the moment, and they are 10/1 to sign Adama Traore. It seems unlikely given the names of other teams on this list, but Nuno Santo certainly will not be afraid to splash the cash this summer.
3) Arsenal – 10/1:
The North London club are currently preparing for life without Arsene Wenger, but Adama Traore is a player that the board are rumoured to want to bring in. The Gunners lack creativity in wide areas, and that is something that Traore possesses in abundance.
2) Chelsea – 8/1:
Chelsea were one of the first clubs to be linked with Adama Traore this summer, so it is no surprise that they are the joint favourites to bring him in. With reports that fellow Spaniard Pedro is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, Chelsea may see Traore as a younger replacement.
1) Manchester City – 8/1:
Whether or not there are any truth in these odds is unclear, but Manchester City are joint favourites. It’s not like the Premier League champions need Traore, with players such as Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling playing in the wide areas, so maybe they just want to jeopardise other team’s chances of signing him.