Over the last few days, Spurs have been heavily linked with a potential summer swoop for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Adama Traore.
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The Spanish winger played against Nuno Espirito Santo’s Spurs on the weekend, with reports ramping up after the game regarding a potential reunion with his former manager.
It is believed Spurs could potentially look to bring the Wolves in on an initial loan deal, with the option to make the transfer permanent for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £40m.
Discussing a possible move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, Gold had the following to say on how Espirito Santo and Fabio Paratici view the 25-year-old.
“Nuno loves him, absolutely adores him. [Fabio] Paratici tried to sign him for Juventus; I’m told for more than £50m, he tried to offer Wolves for him. They both really like him.
“And what I’m told the logic is, is that they believe that in a team with better attackers around him, while he may not provide them with the ball, he terrifies defenders. Of course, he does.
“And I think if you’ve got two men doubling up on him, or sometimes even three, when you’ve got the other players like [Harry] Kane, and [Heung-min] Son, [Bryan] Gil, Lucas [Moura], [Steven] Bergwijn, whoever, they’re going to have so much space with someone like Adama Traore in the team bringing all the defenders across to him.”
TIF Thoughts on Traore to Spurs…
There are huge question marks hanging over the Spanish winger’s end product at the moment. Over the course of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, he only found the net on two occasions and provided three assists (via Transfermarkt).
Traore proved against Spurs he is more than capable of beating defenders, however, it is his end product that is his downfall, after failing to beat Hugo Lloris in a clear one-on-one at the weekend.
Also, if Harry Kane is to remain a Spurs player, then this would again mean there would be one less position available for the Spurs wingers, with the England captain presumably likely to slot straight back into the XI.