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Lescott: 'Adama Traore can play for any top club'

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Adama Traore (Getty Images)
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Wolves winger Adama Traore has the physical prowess to make an impact at the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, according to Joleon Lescott.

Spaniard Traore progressed significantly under boss Nuno Espirito Santo this season. Indeed, that culminated in several unmissable moments, including three goals against former Premier League champions City.

As such, several reports have hinted at interest from Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp could be looking to add more firepower and strengthen while on top after winning the Premier League.

What's more, Nuno admitted uncertainty about the winger's future earlier this summer.

Now, Lescott believes there is nothing stopping the winger securing an exciting move away ahead of next season.

"Adama Traore has the ability to play for any side in club football," the former defender told Football Index. "Traore could easily play for a Manchester City or Liverpool.

"I have never seen such speed and strength on a football pitch before.

"Before this season, there were question marks over his game management and his final product, but he has really improved over the last 12 months."

Lescott explained how learning how to better utilise his pace has helped Traore impress.

"Traore has simplified his game and has taken his foot off the pedal," Lescott added. He used to sprint at his absolute fastest to beat defenders which meant he had no time to deliver a telling cross or shot.

"He now beats defenders only running at 80% which has given him that extra bit of time he needs to make the position count with a goal or assist. He was a star in the Premier League this season."

- TEAMtalk media

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