Tottenham Hotspur have been urged to follow up their reported interest in signing Adama Traore before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Nuno keen
As per The Daily Mail, Nuno Espirito Santo is keen on bringing his former Wolves player with him to Spurs.
Should Tottenham sign Traore?
However, the Midlands club are reportedly demanding a fee in the region of £45m, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Leeds United also interested in his signature.
The Latest: Whelan on Traore
Speaking to Football Insider, former Leeds United and Coventry City striker Noel Whelan has urged the North London club to follow up their interest in Traore, and claims that fans would enjoy watching him:
“He’s a thrilling player, very direct. He improved a lot at Wolves in his time with Nuno Espirito Santo.
“The criticism was always that he had a lot of pace but his end product wasn’t there. We’ve seen that’s got a lot better.
“He has that trust with Nuno and I think the Tottenham fans would enjoy him. He can open up doors out of nothing.
“Liverpool and Leeds United have been interested in him in the past too, of course. So it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they enter talks over that one.
“We’ve seen many managers go back to their old clubs and take players from them. It’s something that’s only natural.”
The Verdict: Sign
Traore had a disappointing 2020/21 campaign by his usual standards, but in the previous season he scored six goals and supplied a further 12 assists in 54 matches across all competitions (Transfermarkt), showing just how dangerous he can be when at his best.
Nuno, who described him as ‘so talented’ back in November, will also know how to get the best out of the Spain international, and he would certainly be a different weapon for Spurs to have either from the start or off the bench.
Tottenham would be weakening a rival in the Premier League and making themselves stronger in the process, so getting a deal done for the 25-year-old really is a no brainer.
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