Tottenham Hotspur could be able to secure a future deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers star Adama Traore, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Attracting interest
The Spaniard spent the second half of last season out on loan at Barcelona before making his return to the Molineux this summer, but having entered the final 12 months of his contract, a departure was expected.
Despite a move not coming to fruition this window, it doesn’t sound as if the 26-year-old has ruled out a future switch…
The Latest: Spurs in the mix
According to Spanish outlet Sport (via Sport Witness), Traore ‘prefers to wait’ to see how Wolves fare this season after living with ‘weeks of uncertainty’ surrounding his future.
It’s stated that Bruno Lage’s side are ‘preparing’ a new contract offer for the player, though it’s believed he’ll ‘think about continuing at the club or go somewhere else’ in the coming months.
The source confirms that he’s ‘not been short of proposals’, and is still ‘in the orbit’ of multiple clubs, with Spurs name-checked as one of those.
Antonio Conte is a known admirer of the player, although it sounds like he’ll face plenty of competition.
The Verdict: Potential bargain
Tottenham missing out on Traore this window could turn out to be a blessing in disguise – the closer he gets to his contract expiration, Wolves will have no choice but to lower his asking price or even allow him to pen a pre-contract agreement.
The 5 foot 8 ‘beast’, as dubbed by football talent scout Jacek Kulig, has scored 29 goals and provided 57 assists throughout his career (Transfermarkt), and proves himself to be a constant threat in the final third even if his end product is sometimes lacking.
Spurs do have plenty of attacking options at their disposal, but if the opportunity to sign Traore for cheap comes up next year, it’s almost a deal that would be too good for Conte to refuse.
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