Adama Traore has represented Spain at Under 21 level

Wolves are set to sign Spanish winger Adama Traore for a club record fee after meeting the £18m release clause in his Middlesbrough contract.

The 22-year-old will have a medical at the Premier League club on Tuesday.

Wolves’ record signing is Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, who joined from Porto for about £16m last year.

Former Barcelona player Traore missed Boro’s opening Championship match of the season – Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Millwall – with a shoulder injury.

He joined the club on a four-year deal from Aston Villa in 2016, having signed from Barcelona the year before.

After failing to score in 27 Premier League appearances when Boro were relegated in 2017, he scored five goals in 36 matches as Tony Pulis’ side were beaten by Villa in the play-off semi-final.

Wolves won the Championship last season to return to the Premier League for the first time since 2012.

Last month, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side signed Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5m following a deal for Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio from Sporting Lisbon.

In June, Wolves signed defender Willy Boly on a permanent deal from Porto after the Frenchman spent last season on loan at Molineux.


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