05 Sep 2020 18:35:18
His stats are fantastic and his reputation in Germany is good but the FEW times I've seen Sancho he's done nothing to impress me and spend over 100mill on him, personally and it's just my opinion I'd go for traorie? from wolves.

1.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 19:26:15
We have seen a few players look fantastic for Dortmund and then not so great when they leave. Kagawa and Mkhitaryan for us, while Gotze and Hummels looked average for Bayern while world class for Dortmund.

Sancho looks a great player in Germany playing for Dortmund. For England not so much. International football is a tough one to judge as players don't get to play with their team mates every week to build up a rapport.

I have reservations about the fee, but if the club can afford it then fine. Personally I'd be looking at other options.

2.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 19:31:13

Traore is very quick but what are his assists and goals like?

3.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 19:52:22
Red man, traore would be a good shout. He must be a nightmare for defenders. He would create a lot of space and opportunity for our other 3 forwards.

Assists can be very misleading. He is instrumental for wolves although he might not always make that final pass.

4.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 20:26:06
Redman, watched him at Middlesbrough and villa and he was poor, just fast, but the wolves manager has improved his end product, sorry don’t know his stats but on his day he’s nearly unplayable, and a lot cheaper, still a good age, just my opinion.

5.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 20:58:22
If he was unplayable he would start more games for them and be winning games on his own, I don’t see that from him. He was absolutely dreadful at Middlesbrough every time I saw him, didn’t he have the record for most games without a goal or assist at one point?

He has improved massively at Wolves and looks like an absolute beast but he’s had one decent season, I wouldn’t call him unplayable.

6.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 21:10:33
He’s had one good season. Not good enough for Utd if we want to win the league.

7.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 21:18:33
How many times did people on here talk about the ability to open up teams using skill. Yet now we want to revert to a power pace player who benefits when playing on the break as Wolves spend more time defending than we do. Forgive me for not jumping on the Traore bandwagon, good, powerful, fast player but I am not sure he adds enough to us. We already have pace, yet some just see pace and power as the answer. We need some finesse as well.

8.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 21:21:16
My Colleague is a lifelong Wolves fan-he would cash in on Traore in a heartbeat- like Aaron Lennon, fast as a train never lifts his head up, might score the odd spectacular goal but would snatch your hand off for anything over 45 mill.

9.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 21:29:51
I would suggest Sancho faces better fullbacks in Germany than he faced tonight, so perhaps the England coaching mentality is different. Clearly he could skin most fullbacks alive but seemed reluctant. Players don’t seem to express themselves with England like we see them do in their day jobs.

10.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 21:50:57
Maybe another good season then and we can talk about it.

Always liked him, progressed nicely over the last couple of seasons and I think he'd be a very good addition.

Klopp likes him and apparently would take him. But what would he know 🤷.

11.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 22:01:40
I’d still take Brooks, quality player IMO.

12.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 22:02:04
If you want to judge by tonight kane was also subbed off because he wasn't great Sterling was poor as well both who would cost more than sancho and are considered as some of the best players in the league. A bit of perspective is needed I think.

On traore his main assets are pace and power and it works brilliantly for a team that loves to play on the counter like wolves but Utd have been actively trying to play a more quick and dynamic style with passing which comes up against a lot of low blocks and traore simply isn't the man for the role.

13.) 05 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020 22:43:52
It was basically a pre season game wouldn't look too much into tonight, on a side note what a stupid time to have international games. A few that have played over the last couple of day have hardly had any rest ahead of the new season next week, I can feel a few injuries coming.

14.) 06 Sep 2020
06 Sep 2020 09:29:24
I reckon Traore could make a brilliant centre, maybe loose forward in rugby league, but he is a very patchy footballer. Unplayable on his day but he has maybe three such days a season. He does always have his head down as well. Wouldn't fare well at United I think. Probably better at The Wire or Saints.

15.) 06 Sep 2020
06 Sep 2020 09:45:57
That's unfair to him IggyBob, he has greatly improved and his distribution is a long way from what it used to be. His stats last year really jumped. Nuno has done really well with him.

16.) 06 Sep 2020
06 Sep 2020 09:49:30
Adama Traore is an interesting player, he was a late developer. He always had the raw pace and power, but now he is learning how to make the most of them.

He still has deficiencies in his game, he isn't great in tight spaces and his movement and spatial awareness needs work. Although these are things that he can work on and improve. However for me due to the sheer cost it would take to get him from Wolves and where he is as a player right now I would look elsewhere.

However, I can understand why from a tactical point of view a player with Traore's skillset might be a good idea. If we decide to play with asymmetrical full backs rather than try and coach AWB to be a more effective attacker then we will need a RW who will stick to the touch line to create space for players like Bruno or DvdB to float into the inside right channel.

In that respect a player like Traore who despite his flaws is so quick and powerful that the opposition have to alter their tactics to account for him. Regularly doubling up with their full back and winger, effectively tying up two of their players meaning an overload can be achieved elsewhere on the pitch. So tactically he could be a good fit depending on what we are hoping to do this season.

That said there are other players I feel who offer a quick and power presence on the right with good ability to cross the ball, while also being better with their movement and spatial awareness.

Someone like Ismailia Sarr would be half the cost of Adama Traore while having a higher ceiling. Or we could just play Dan James on the right, his crossing is good, he is quick he's a very similar player to Traore just not as powerful. Or we could move Dalot to RW, he is probably the best crosser we have, is also rapid, and physically stronger than James.

Ultimately a player like Sancho is the best option, as not only does he have the pace and crossing ability to stay wide, he is clever with his movement, has great spatial awareness and can come inside as well as going outside. That unpredictability makes him so much harder to mark.

If we are just looking for a player like Adama Traore then either sign Sarr or use James or Dalot. They offer the same one dimensional but highly effective tactic, but at less than half the cost.

While if possible we should be looking for that next level then we need a player who can be more tactically flexible.

17.) 06 Sep 2020
06 Sep 2020 10:13:46
Taore's end product is very inconsistent.
Whereas Sancho is excellent in tight spaces.

18.) 06 Sep 2020
06 Sep 2020 10:52:31
Totally agree that Traore has improved, so strong and fast, and imposes himself on any sign of weakness. Don't like the term but he will bully weak opponents. But also strongly agree with True Red/ Shappy, too inconsistent with his end product and a bit one dimensional which can limit a team's tactics. He'd probably get slaughtered on here after half a season. Better player than James or Dalot though in my opinion. Would he improve us as a team? Sorry, no, not in my opinion.