Everton are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers winger, Adama Traore to boost their attacking options. The Spanish player was sent on loan to Barcelona for the second half of the season. They initially thought of signing the player after the end of the loan spell, but he is not in the plans of the Barcelona manager. Wolves are also looking to make money from his transfer and are ready to sell him.
Before leaving for Barcelona, Adama Traore made 20 appearances for Wolves in the first half of the English Premier League 2021/22 season. He started in ten matches and only scored one goal. The 26-year-old winger appeared 11 times for Barcelona in LaLiga and six times in the UEFA Europa League, providing four assists in 17 appearances.
Traore averaged 24.11 passes per 90 minutes with an accuracy rate of 78.3% in the English Premier League 2021/22 season. The above viz shows the pass start location and the threat created by Traore at different time intervals during the match. He mostly featured on his favoured right side but was also experimented with in the left wing position by the manager. He was the best dribbler amongst the forward players in the league as he attempted 12.13 dribbles per 90 minutes with a high success rate of 85%. Traore likes to penetrate the opposition box and attempt short crosses and passes into the opposition’s 6-yard box.
The above pass map shows the passes that he attempted throughout the season. By looking at the above viz, we can notice the number of times he made attempts to find a teammate inside the opposition’s penalty box. He averaged 3.56 crosses per 90 minutes, and a few of them landed inside the opposition’s 6-yard box.
Traore attempted 25 shots in the league with a 20% shot accuracy rate. The goal was scored when he played on the right side. A total of 11 shots were attempted from inside the opposition’s penalty box, and four of those were on target. He averaged 1.9 shots per 90 minutes, and his xG rate was 0.20 per 90 minutes. Overall, the player averaged 17.97 attacking actions per 90 minutes and had a success rate of 62.03%.
Traore contested a lot of duels for his side. Most of the duels contested were loose ball duels, followed by defensive and aerial duels. The winger contested most of the duels in the middle third of the field.
The 26-year-old could turn out to be a good signing for Everton. Adama Traore can deliver dangerous passes into the opposition’s penalty box and score a few goals. Everton need a right-winger who can contribute toward scoring goals. The pacey winger could end up playing for the blue jersey on Merseyside.