Middlesbrough have announced the departure of Adama Traore to Wolves for a fee of £18million after the Premier League side activated his release clause.
The 22-year-old is expected to complete his medical this week before officially joining after two years at Boro.
Traore missed Boro’s opening game of the season with a shoulder injury, as Tony Pulis’ men came back from the dead to draw 2-2 late on against Millwall.
The Spaniard joined Middlesbrough back in 2016 from Aston Villa, signing a four-year deal. He went onto make 27 appearances for the club in the Premier League, but was unable to prevent them from being relegated.
He had a much improved year last season though, scoring 5 goals in 36 matches as Tony Pulis’ side were beaten by Villa in the play-off semi-final.
He will join Championship winners Wolves in the Premier League, a side with lofty ambitions and much to shout about at the moment. The winger will also become the Midlands club’s record signing.
Traore won February’s Championship player of the month award last season, storming to victory with 31% of voters going in favour of him.
It is unclear whether Middlesbrough will be capable of replacing Traore in time for Thursday’s deadline, but Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has been linked with a move to the Riverside this week.