Speaking to talkSPORT in a video message, reporter Alex Crook has dropped a teasing Tottenham Hotspur transfer update involving Wolves star Adama Traore.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye Traore move…
Matt Law of The Telegraph even believes Traore becoming manager Antonio Conte’s first signing since taking over is actually ‘pretty likely’.
90min, meanwhile, claim Wolves are set to greenlight his exit from Molineux after their boss Bruno Lage personally sanctioned the move – with a price tag set at around £20 million.
In an update, talkSPORT reporter Crook has shared what could be an exciting update.
The Latest: Crook drops update…
Speaking in a video message (via Twitter), the reporter claims that Tottenham are set to make a ‘formal’ bid to sign Traore ‘very soon’ with an offer expectedly imminent.
“Interest from Tottenham in Wolves’ enigmatic winger Adama Traore appears to be hotting up,” he explained.
“Antonio Conte has a cunning plan to use Traore’s pace to turn him into a wing-back.
“We know that Conte loves to play with a back three and now he has the backing of the Tottenham sporting director, Fabio Paratici, who has a long-term admiration for Traore.
“£20m should be enough to prise him away from Wolverhampton Wanderers, I’d expect a formal bid very soon.”
The Verdict: Get it done?
At £20m, the winger could be an absolute coup for Conte and Paratici as the Italians aim to solve Tottenham’s wing-back conundrum.
At 25-years-old, Traore already possesses years of English top flight experience without being too long in the tooth – all whilst proving to be a real threat on countless occasions.
If Conte can successfully re-mould the former Barcelona man into a right-wing back, the potential could be limitless in terms of threat from out wide.
In other news: Spurs agree £33.4m option for ‘sensational player’ after loan spell with EPL rivals, find out more here.
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