Speaking on the Transfer Talk show, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Wolves’ Adama Traore.
After facing the speedy winger on Sunday, it appears that Nuno Espirito Santo wishes to link up once again with Traore and bring him to Spurs, with reports suggesting that they could offer a loan deal with an option to pay £40 million next summer.
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It was a less than marvellous season for Traore last term, which saw him score twice and register the same amount of assists despite featuring in 37 games in the Premier League, however, his price tag has tumbled over that period of time with Wolves quoting teams £70 million this time last year for the now Spanish international.
Romano spoke about Spurs’ interest in Traore and if a move is genuinely on the cards.
He said: “Yes, he is one of the priorities now for Tottenham. They are looking for a winger, they had three names on the list, one of them is Madueke from PSV, but PSV doesn’t want to sell him this summer after losing many players.
“That’s why Adama is now the priority, obviously with Nuno, the link is that he wants Adama back working with him. So there are chances for Tottenham to make a bid in the coming hours for Adama Traore.
“He is one of the players appreciated by the board, by Nuno himself, that’s why they are really convinced on this player and they’re preparing the opening bid for Adama. So, keep an eye on this name because it could be interesting this week to see what happens.”
TIF Thoughts on Spurs’ interest in Traore…
Nuno already has Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn, Jack Clarke, Bryan Gil and Son Heung-min who are capable of playing as a winger and it would probably be better to splash out £40 million on another centre-back or right-back to challenge the likes of Japhet Tanganga.
Traore is now into his sixth season in the Premier League but he is still yet to finish a campaign with more than four goals, and considering Spurs already have Lucas and Bergwijn, who have both also failed to score more than four goals in a season apart from in one campaign since moving to north London, Spurs fans may not want to have extra frustration on the pitch.