Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for Wolves winger Adama Traore as reports reveal a bargain price tag.
The Lowdown: Paratici keeps busy…
Fabio Paratici, it’s safe to say, has been a busy man at Spurs this summer as the Italian is tasked with reinforcing Antonio Conte’s squad ahead of his first full Premier League season in charge of the north Londoners.
Who should Tottenham bring in next for Conte?
A world class centre-back
So far, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence have arrived at N17 with the hope being they gift Conte enough options to maintain their place in the top four and even push for more.
Spurs’ qualification for the Champions League has gifted them a new lease of life both on the pitch and off it and there is a belief that they could make even more additions before this window closes.
The Latest: Spurs eye Traore move…
As per reporter Sean Walsh, it now appears they are eyeing a move for Wolves forward Traore as Conte seeks another right-wing-back option.
The Spaniard would come as a makeshift in that position with both Spurs and Chelsea interesting in his signing.
He could even be available for ‘£15m or less’ and Walsh goes on to claim that he’s hoping to secure a move away this summer.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Conte was widely believed to be keen on Traore in January and the fact he could now leave for around £15m means Spurs should at least consider making an offer.
At one point, the player was valued at around £100 million by Wolves, potentially meaning this opportunity comes as too good to refuse.
As per WhoScored, before his temporary move to Barcelona, the 26-year-old was quite the marauding presence out wide for Wolves – completing more successful take-ons than any of his teammates at a phenomenal 4.2 of them per 90.
It’s clear Traore has the presence to really take matches by the scruff of the neck, as evident by some of his fine performances in the past and the fact pundits like Noel Whelan have called him a ‘game-changer’.
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