Why Adama Traore, the Wolves star is smothering his arms in baby oil before matches:
The Wolves winger was previously regarded as a talented player who lacked end product; an inconsistent performer who was often frustrating to watch.
But Traore has flourished under the management of Nuno Espirito Santo over the past two years and has worked hard on becoming far more effective in the final third.
Prior to Wolves’ clash against Chelsea on Sunday, the former Barcelona starlet had scored five goals and registered 12 assists in the Premier League this term.
He’s roasted full-backs for fun all campaign and it’s scary to think how good he might become over the next couple of years.
We’re talking about a player with the potential to become one of Europe’s most dangerous wingers.
Arguably the fastest player in England’s top-flight at present, the 24-year-old is now quite literally greased lightning.
Ahead of every game he plays, Traore is now smothering his arms in baby oil. Yep – you read that right: baby oil!
This is according to The Sun, who claim that Wolves’ medics come up with this interesting ploy in an unorthodox attempt to protect the rapid winger.
By smothering Traore’s muscular arms in baby oil, the idea is that opponents find it much harder to stop him.
When they attempt to pull him back by the arms, the hope is that they fail to get a proper grip and slide off. Genius!
“It’s something we’ve had to do to protect Adama,” a Wolves insider confirmed to The Sun.
“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.”
Adama was spotted being oiled up by Wolves’ backroom staff during breaks in last week’s 2-0 home victory over Crystal Palace.
If it works, you can guarantee other players will be giving it a go.
Traore may have started a brand new footballing trend here.