The lowdown: Traore out of favour
Having previously been a key figure for former Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo at the Midlands club, the 26-year-old now finds himself out of favour at Molineux, playing just half an hour over the first four games of the Premier League season and yet to be handed a top-flight start in 2022/23.
The Spain international was sent on loan to his former club Barcelona last term, having fallen down the pecking order under Bruno Lage.
Linked with Tottenham earlier this year, one well-informed onlooker has suggested that the north Londoners could still land Traore in the final days of the summer transfer window…
The latest: Spurs still chasing Traore
He said: “I think Spurs is definitely one that is being explored. The way that he could be used in Conte’s system is very interesting. I know that they have gone back to the table and they obviously looked at Traore a while back.”
The verdict: Do it
Capable of playing anywhere across the frontline, in deeper positions and as a wing-back, signing Traore would certainly add another impressive squad option to Antonio Conte’s ranks.
With the 52-year-old favouring a 3-4-3 formation throughout the majority of his managerial career, the Spaniard would likely operate as a right-wing back for the Lilywhites, perhaps as an impact substitute given his lightning-quick pace.
Haivng seem Tottenham also linked with Anthony Gordon, Ruslan Malinovskyi and Hakim Ziyech, it’s clear to see that Fabio Paratici is still actively seeking wide options to bolster the ranks at Hotspur Way.
Despite holding an estimated market value of £18m, Traore is now into the final 12 months of his Wolves contract and could reportedly be available for as little as £10m. Therefore, Tottenham should be pushing to land the player who was described as ‘so explosive‘ by journalist Joel Rabinowitz before Thursday night’s deadline.
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