Fri. Jun 25th, 2021

Wolves could be without one of their key men for the start of the 2020/21 season after Adama Traore tested positive for Covid-19.

Traore tests positive for Covid-19

Traore is currently in Spain after being called up to Luis Enrique’s latest squad earlier this month.

Spain have two Nations League clashes in the coming days, firstly vs Germany on September 3rd and then against Ukraine three days later.

Should Traore have featured in either of these matches, he would have made his senior Spain debut.

However, any potential national team debut now looks to be in serious doubt for the time being.

As reported by Sky Sports News, the Wolves winger has tested positive for Covid-19 whilst in Spain.

The first test was taken over the weekend and Traore is now expected to take a second test on Tuesday to ensure the first was not a ‘false positive’.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on December 21, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Traore could miss start of Premier League season

Should the second test indeed return a positive result, Sky add that Traore will miss Spain’s upcoming fixtures and is unlikely to be available for Wolves’ first Premier League game of the season due to isolation protocols.

Wolves are set to kick-off their campaign on September 14th vs Sheffield United.

Said tie should be a fairly close affair with Wolves and the Blades only narrowly missing out on Europa League football last time around.

Nuno Santo’s men have struggled somewhat against Sheffield United since their promotion, though, losing 1-0 and drawing 1-1 in the two meetings between the outfits last season.

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