Adama Traore has spent most of the Premier League season giving defenders the slip due to his ferocious pace but now the Wolves star may have another trick up his sleeve.
The 24-year-old winger has been one of the stars of Wolves’ campaign which has seen them finish in a highly respectable seventh place which could yet reward them with Europa League football next term.
With his muscular frame and blistering speed Traore has caused havoc to defences up and down the country all season, with a primary way of stopping him being to pull him to ground by his arm in a professional foul.
Yet according to The Sun, Wolves medics have come up with a clever ploy to combat the fouls accumulated on him… by smothering his arms in baby oil!
Supporters first spotted back-room staff members smothering Traore’s arms with oil during Wolves’ recent 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
The idea is to prevent defenders from getting an easy grip of his arms as he attempts to sprint away and it comes following a series of shoulder injuries for the winger.
Traore has already dislocated his shoulder back in December in a Molineux defeat by Tottenham Hotspur.
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Since then it has reoccurred another four times including against Sheffield United earlier in July.
The Sun claim a source from the club said: ‘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.’