Both Huddersfield Town and newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in signing Middlesbrough winger Adam Traore, who is valued at £18 million.
The Sun reports that Tony Pulis, the Middlesbrough manager, is considering selling the 22-year old Spaniard in order to raise funds for a raid into the transfer market and to fuel a Championship promotion push.
The fee in question relates to his release clause which allows other clubs to discuss personal terms with him if they are prepared to match it.
Born in Barcelona to parents from Mali, Traore joined his local club’s academy aged eight, and progressed through the ranks there, playing for their B side, as well as making one senior appearance, as a substitute in a Champions League defeat away to Ajax.
Moving to England as a teenager, he joined Aston Villa in a £7 million deal in the summer of 2015, but could not prevent the club from being relegated to The Championship that season, and was dropped from the team by caretaker boss Eric Black for disciplinary reasons
After only a year at Villa, he joined fellow Championship side Boro and has since gone on to play for the North-East side 52 times, scoring 3 goals in the process.
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