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Wolves boss Nuno warns Spurs ‘hands off’ over Adama Traore

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has issued a ‘hands-off’ warning to Tottenham over Adama Traore. Spurs players are said to have approached their manager Jose Mourinho after their 2-1 win at Molineux last Sunday calling for him to sign the 23-year-old in January. Three Spurs players – Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Harry Kane – were booked for fouls on Traore last week, making it 24 yellows carded for stopping him in 26 games this season. Their stance has brought short shrift from head coach Nuno, who has spent countless hours with his staff transforming the Spaniard into one of…

Wolves winger Traore starts at Norwich after recovering from dislocated shoulder

Adama Traore takes his place in an unchanged Wolves line-up for Saturday’s trip to Norwich after recovering from a dislocated shoulder. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed at his Friday press conference that Traore had dislocated his shoulder but added the 23-year-old is in contention to retain his place at Carrow Road. Traore returned to full training earlier this week and has shown no ill effects of the injury, which briefly forced him off before the end of the game just prior to Jan Vertonghen heading the winner for Spurs. “He had a dislocation in his shoulder but the medic…

Wolves youngster left in limbo after manager’s sacking

Wolves youngster Connor Johnson has been left in limbo following the sacking of manager Angelo Alessio at Kilmarnock. The Italian former number two of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, has been dismissed by the Scottish Premiership club after 22 games in charge. Assistant manager Alex Dyer has been put in temporary charge. Johnson, a 21-year-old defender, is on a season-long loan at Rugby Park but has made just two appearances, including last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Ross County, which sealed Alessio’s fate. The result left them in the top six but Hibernian are a point behind them in sixth with County…

Wolves U18s cruise to comfortable FA Youth Cup win against Forest – report

Wolves U18s 3 (Corbeanu 7, Campbell 49, 86) Nottingham Forest U18s 0. Two goals from Chem Campbell helped dominant Wolves Under-18s to a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest and into the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup. The 16-year-old forward, who became the club’s youngest player since Jimmy Mullen 80 years ago when he debuted against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup in October, scored a second-half brace after Theo Corbeanu put Steve Davis’s side ahead at Molineux. Corbeanu started and finished the move after seven minutes when he found Jack Scott, whose right-wing cross was headed down by…

Wolves winger Traore is world class and is worth £80m – Molineux legend speaks out

Adama Traore is a world class player for Wolves who is now worth up to £80m. That’s the view of Wolves legend Kenny Hibbitt, who is delighted to see the winger blossom towards his full potential this season. Traore has become a national talking point this week after terrorising Tottenham’s defence in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat. Senior Spurs players are even said to have approached manager Jose Mourinho asking them to sign the 23-year-old winger in January.  Three Spurs players were booked for fouls on Traore during the game to make it 24 yellow carded against him in 26 games this…

Harry Kane admits Wolves are now a rival for Tottenham

Harry Kane admits Wolves are now a rival for Tottenham in their quest to reach the Champions League. Kane was relieved as Spurs beat Wolves 2-1 to leapfrog Nuno Espirito Santo’s side and go fifth in the Premier League table. The Tottenham and England captain says they targeted the games against Wolves and Chelsea this Saturday to take maximum points to muscle their way towards the Champions League places before Christmas. “Absolutely. Even before Chelsea’s result on Saturday, we said it’s two important games,” said Kane. “Wolves were one point ahead of us. These two games were very important for…

Wolves’ long unbeaten run has given us confidence to build another – Jota

Diogo Jota insists the momentum from Wolves’ long unbeaten run has given the players the confidence to do it again. Tottenham ended Wolves’ 11-match league sequence without defeat in harsh circumstances on Sunday when Jan Vertonghen’s stoppage-time header gave the visitors a 2-1 win. But Wolves produced one of their best performances of the season and Jota reckons the players have the mentality and belief in each other to start another stretch without loss as they prepare to travel to Norwich on Saturday. “Being so long without losing gave us a lot of confidence,” said Jota. “We trust each other,…

Moutinho: Wolves are determined to better last season’s achievements

Joao Moutinho insists Wolves are determined to improve on last season to reward the club’s ‘amazing’ fans. The Molineux magician continues to leave supporters pinching themselves at the stunning levels of performance which made him many oberservers man of the match in Sunday’s harsh last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Tottenham. Wolves finished last season in seventh spot to qualify for the Europa League – their highest placing for 39 years – and reached the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time in 21 years. The weekend setback – their first in 12 league games after equalling their longest top flight unbeaten…

Traore’s Wolves transformation explained – by a former Aston Villa team-mate

Micah Richards believes Wolves winger Adama Traore’s transformation is down to having a manager who believes in him. Traore has been a revelation this season for Wolves, with his stunning strike in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Tottenham taking his tally to four goals and six assists in 26 games as opposed to one and three in 36 appearances in all competitions last term. That turnaround is down to countless hours of perseverance on the training ground from head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and his staff working with the 23-year-old winger. They have effectively slowed him down to become more effective,…

Adama Traore was Wolves’ nearly man according to ex-Tottenham man Jenas

Adama Traore was Wolves’ nearly man against Tottenham, according to former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas. Traore caught the eye as he constantly attacked the Spurs defence and scored a cracking equaliser with a fierce shot from the edge of the box, while also attracting three bookings for Tottenham players. One report even claimed a senior Tottenham player went to manager Jose Mourinho after the game and called for him to sign Traore. But Jenas spotted a flaw in Traore’s make-up that he claimed cost Wolves the game as Jan Vertonghen headed a stoppage-time winner to seal an unlikely 2-1 victory.…