Real Betis have tabled a formal offer to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Adama Traore on a free transfer, according to Relevo.
Traore’s contract with Wolves runs out at the end of this month, but the Spain international looks set to move on with negotiations over a new deal yet to commence.
The 27-year-old played a bit part role in helping Julen Lopetegui’s side to a mid-table finish in the Premier League with a paltry two goals and two assists in 34 league appearances.
However, Traore is not as famous for his efficiency in the final third as he is for his blistering pace, which has caught the eye of Los Verdiblancos.
Betis are keen on Traore’s signature, and the Spaniard reportedly wants a return to his homeland after spending the second half of last season on loan at La Liga champions Barcelona.
The Spanish side want to make Traore their first summer acquisition, but they are not alone in the race for his signature, while Wolves have not ruled out the possibility of extending his stay at Molineux Stadium.
The English side are financially handicapped, which will limit their foray into the transfer market, so keeping a familiar figure in the West Midlands could come in handy.
However, the club has yet to open talks with Traore over a new deal sparking interest from Betis, who are keen to sign a winger with his particular skill set.
Betis’ new sporting director Ramon Planes has prioritised signing Traore this summer, but the former Aston Villa man is not the only player on the club’s extensive shortlist.
Barcelona forward Abde Ezzalzouli, who will end his loan spell with Osasuna this month, is on Betis’ shopping list alongside Valencia’s Samuel Lino.
However, Traore is seen as a much easier acquisition seeing as he could arrive without the club having to spend a penny on transfer fees.
Traore is not the only first-team player heading for the Molineux exit this summer, with Joao Moutinho also set to end his five-year association with Wolves when his contract runs out this month.
Raul Jimenez and Diego Costa are also facing uncertain futures at Wolves, who are planning a squad overhaul.