Speaking to talkSPORT (September 3, 9:30am), via HITC, former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara has claimed that Spurs should ‘go all out’ for Wolves star Adama Traore as the club look to sign a winger – whilst also imploring manager Jose Mourinho to play Lo Celso as a number 10.
Traore, who set the Premier League alight over 2019/2020 with his blistering pace, power and head-turning completed dribbles per 90 (WhoScored), has been heavily linked with a move away from Molineux this summer.
Indeed, giants Liverpool and Man City were rumoured to be monitoring the Spaniard, but O’Hara believes he would be perfect for Spurs as a wide player.
Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano stated to the Last Word on Spurs podcast recently that the Lilywhites were prioritising the wing position along with bringing in a new centre-back and supporting striker behind Harry Kane.
Should Spurs splash the cash on Traore?
Yes, 100% worth it
Keeping that in mind, O’Hara believes the Wolves superstar would be perfect under Mourinho with Lo Celso playing through the middle.
“You know what they should do? Go all out to get Adama Traore and get (Giovani) Lo Celso as the number ten, because he’s fantastic and he loves to get on the ball and make things happen,” the pundit claimed to talkSPORT.
“If you have (Lo Celso) as the number ten and then get Adama Traore, you’ve got pace and power with creativity.”
Valued at around £31.5 million by Transfermarkt, he would command a heavy price for chairman Daniel Levy, but the fact Jurgen Klopp called him a ‘big, big talent‘ could support the theory its a worthwhile investment.
Spurs are no strangers to Traore, either, having allegedly flown ex-manager Andre Villas-Boas on a plane to go and scout the 24-year-old back in 2013.
Considering his impressive performances over the last season, Tottenham may debatably rue missing the chance to bring him to north London before now, but Levy could amend that by investing in a real would-be coup.
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