Tottenham: Spurs eye Adama Traore move alongside Pedro Porro
Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing Wolves winger Adama Traore alongside heavily linked Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Spurs want wing-back…
Spurs boss Antonio Conte and sporting director Fabio Paratici are currently targeting the fresh addition of a right-wing-back ahead of January.
The Italian head coach is thought to be dissatisfied with current options Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal as repeated links emerge to the likes of Porro.
Chasing a second-successive finish in the Premier League top four, signing a new wing-back appears to be among Conte’s top transfer priorities.
The Latest: Tottenham eye Traore move…
According to a recent claim, alongside Porro – who remains of real interest – Spurs are also thought to be eyeing Molineux attacker Traore, just as they were earlier in the year.
90min claim that, ‘in addition to Porro and [Denzel] Dumfries’ , the Lilywhites ‘retain a long-standing interest’ in the 26-year-old, who ‘came close’ to a north London move last January.
Traore is seen as someone who could fit Conte’s mould of a makeshift right-wing-back, and a further incentive for Paratici and co is that his deal expires in 2023.
The Verdict: Right man?
Hailed by pundit Noel Whelan as the ‘perfect fit’ and a ‘game-changer’ , the former Barcelona player can be a truly devastating asset when at peak form.
The Spaniard has failed to find that season, but over the course of 2021/2022, he proved that his dribbling and take-on ability can be near unstoppable.
He averaged a brilliant 4.2 successful take-ons per 90 before signing for Barcelona on loan for the second half of last season, which hints at why he was once valued at £100m.
Spurs could sign the wide man for much, much less than that now and it’s certainly something they should consider.