It's not been the easiest of seasons for Adama Traore so far as the Spaniard has seen his playing reduced under Nuno at Wolves.
Starting only three of their eight Premier League games, the 24-year-old is yet to register either a goal or an assist, with Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence largely undertaking the support roles behind Raul Jimenez.
A relatively strange situation given Traore's impact last season, reports from 90min could go some way into explaining it.
According to them, those behind the scenes at Molineux are growing increasingly annoyed at his contract situation.
Indeed, the former Barcelona youngster is thought to have agreed a new deal in principle before seeing progression on the matter stall.
Manager Nuno is understood to be frustrated with the situation and believes the player should have signed an extension to the deal that runs out in 2023, with the only issues that needed sorting out down to his agent.
Cleary, Traore is a talented player and someone labelled by his boss as 'special'.
An absolute nightmare for defenders on his day given the sheer size and speed of the man, he certainly looked like his end product had improved significantly last season, with WhoScored data showing his return of 1.3 key passes per game was his highest average at Premier League level.
However, things have stalled of late.
As you can see from the graphic above, the former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough man has seen his xA dry up in the last few months. Indeed, between 27 December 2019 and 27 June 2020, he recorded 0.49 expected assists per game, which was the 2nd highest average in the league.
However, his tally of 0.9 in the period between June and November sees him now rank 120th, a drop of 118 places.
Right now, it doesn't look to be a happy camp for the player amid reported problems behind the scenes and struggles on it.
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