Wolves latest news: £50m star's place "will be under threat" at Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Bruno Lage

Adama Traore's place in Wolverhampton Wanderers' team will be under threat when Pedro Neto makes his long-awaited return from injury, according to Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield.

Traore has failed to score a goal or claim an assist but has still started the majority of Wolves' Premier League fixtures so far this season.

What's the latest news on Neto's injury?

Neto was forced onto the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a fractured patella in April, meaning he has been unable to play any part since Bruno Lage's appointment as Wolves' head coach in the summer.

Although Neto was initially expected to be out of action for six months, it was reported in August that he had suffered a setback which could result in him failing to be involved until February.

Although Lage went on to suggest Neto would not be returning on schedule, he claimed the 21-year-old could still feature before the New Year.

Lage has refused to offer a return date for Neto but confirmed last month that he has returned to his homeland of Portugal to continue his recovery.

However, it has been reported that Neto is no closer to making his Wolves comeback.

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What has Luke Hatfield said about Neto and Traore?

Hatfield believes Neto will come straight into Wolves' starting line-up when he is fully fit.

The journalist has claimed Traore could be the man to drop out of Lage's first choice side when that time comes.

Hatfield told GIVEMESPORT: "His place will be under threat when Neto returns to full fitness, for sure.

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"It's funny when you look at the two players in comparison because Neto is quite slight and doesn't look too physically imposing.

"But he provides end product, scores goals, creates chances and gets assists."

What's the latest news involving Traore's future?

Wolves fans were hoping that Traore was close to committing his long-term future to the club after it was reported that he was on the verge of signing a new deal worth £100,000-per-week.

But it has gone quiet on that front since and Traore's current agreement, which sees him earn £43,000-per-week, expires in less than two years.

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The 25-year-old was the subject of interest from Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window and, according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein, Wolves pushed back a £30million bid from the north Londoners as the deadline loomed, with them only willing to do business if a £50million offer was lodged.

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