Adama Traore Is Now Covering His Arms With Baby Oil Before Matches
Adama Traore has begun covering his arms in baby oil to make it harder for defenders to grab him.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers winger has become one of the most exciting players in the Premier League this season and is a nightmare for full-backs.
It means the 24-year-old is constantly grabbed and tugged back as nobody can match his breathtaking speed.
The Sun have revealed that Traore has begun having his arms slathered during drinks breaks in an attempt to be protected from any pulling.
One instance of this happening came in Wolves' 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday.
Traore has a history of shoulder problems and dislocated it against Tottenham Hotspur back in December - with it popping out an additional four times since.
A Wolves insider explained: "It's something we've had to do to protect Adama.
"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."
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It's a brilliant way to ensure the Spaniard can make the most of his outstanding pace and physicality when bursting down the wing.
Traore has forged a partnership with Raul Jimenez this year and are one of the league's most prolific duos.
While Traore has become a key part of Nuno Espirito Santo's side this season, it hasn't always been plain sailing.
He arrived from Middlesbrough in 2018 and managed to score just one goal and one assist in the Premier League.
Fast forward to this season and the Barcelona academy graduate has notched four goals and registered nine assists.
Many think he is best suited to coming off the bench as a substitute but Espirito Santo was quick to play down those claims recently.
"Adama is a special player, he is unique, and I think when he is on the pitch he already has an impact on the game," he stated per Goal.
"Of course, he has things to improve and then after that it is our decision how we use players and manage the team in the game plan and the moment.
"The momentum and the moment we are in after three months of activity, we have a lot of things to judge on and try to make the right decisions."
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