- Adama Traore had his shoulder dislocated in December during Wolves clash with Tottenham
- The 24-year-old has suffered recurring injuries since the first occurred
- Traore was seen having his arms rubbed in baby oil during Wolves’s Europa League encounter with Olympiacos
Adama Traore was seen having his arms rubbed in baby oil during Wolves’s Europa League encounter with Olympiakos in a bid to prevent defenders from having a grip while attempting to grab him.
The idea came as a measure to help the pacey winger who has been targeted by desperate opposing defenders.
Traore who has been impressive for Wolves has attracted interests from several European clubs including Manchester United and Serie A champions.
One way opponents have tried to stop him is to tug back the 24-year-old who was once a youth player at Spanish club Barcelona.
SunSport is reporting that before matches, Wolves’ physio team applies oil over the player’s arms for him to be slippery enough in a bid to escape from opponents.
The player had a dislocated shoulder in December 2019 during their Premier League clash against Tottenham and has reoccured severally.
“It’s something we’ve had to do to protect Adama,” a Wolves insider confirmed to SunSport.
“Defenders are so worried about him getting away from them with his pace they were reaching out and tugging at his arm.
“That was causing the shoulder to pop out during games.
"Lubricating his arms makes it harder for opponents to grab him and helps prevent further damage.”
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Stale Solbakken is still basking in euphoria over FC Copenhagen’s qualification for the Europa League quarterfinal after leading the side to defeat Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir.
The manager is full of delight and now ready to face favourites Manchester United in the quarterfinal of this season’s competition and has urged his players to go all out against the Red Devils.
United and Copenhagen face each other and Solbakken has stated that he can’t wait to face his old friend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, while promising his players something special.
He said: “If you beat United you can have my bonus and then you have no worries for the rest of your life."