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Zinchenko at the last moment refused to go in "Wolverhampton"

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Kristopher Love | 12 August, 2018, 06:57

Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed winger Adama Traore from Middlesbrough.

He scored five goals and provided ten assists last season.

Traore missed 'Boro's opening Championship game of the season due to a shoulder injury but that isn't expected to cause problems.

Traore - pictured at the Mount Hotel yesterday - will pen a long term deal and become Wolves' fourth record signing in the past two years.

Manchester City youngster Zinchenko was the club's initial target, but the reigning champions refused to part company with the 21-year-old.

The Spain Under-21 worldwide moved to Aston Villa in 2015 but struggled with consistency before being left out of the side due to disciplinary issues as the Villains were relegated.

The Old Gold return to the top-flight after a six-year absence and were the best team in what Pep Guardiola labelled the "hardest second division in the world".

The likes of Rui Patricio and Joao Moutino have already joined while loanees Willy Boly and Diogo Jota completed permanent switches this summer.

The clock is ticking down on the window for Premier League clubs to conclude signings and Wolves are moving to further strengthen their squad for a campaign of top flight football.