As per reliable reporter Matt Law of The Telegraph, Tottenham talks are ongoing over the transfer of Wolves winger Adama Traore but there’s been a twist to the tale.
The Lowdown: Conte eyes Traore re-mould…
To solve his right-wing back problem, Spurs boss Antonio Conte has earmarked the potential signing of Traore as fix and intends to re-mould the 25-year-old in that position (The Athletic).
A natural forward, Traore will be used as a wing-back in Conte’s three-at-the-back system with the Spain international looking ‘pretty likely‘ to be his first signing at N17.
This comes as Wolves are prepared to let him leave for £20 million, but according to Law, Spurs aren’t quite going to oblige.
The Latest: Spurs hopeful of loan…
As the attacker enters the final year of his deal at Molineux, it is also believed that they ‘may be forced to consider’ their proposal.
Tottenham’s transfer funds are apparently in ‘limited supply’, forcing them to weigh loan deals and potential 2022 free agents.
The Verdict: Good deal…
If Wolves oblige and agree to Tottenham’s revised terms, landing the Premier League ace on an initial loan would certainly be an astute piece of business from sporting director Fabio Paratici and the club.
As well as this, the winger is still only 25 and possesses plenty of pace and skill – potentially making him a real asset for Conte as Tottenham’s boss aims to kickstart the rebuild.
In other news: Spurs agree £33.4m option to buy ‘sensational player’ after loan spell with EPL rivals, find out more here.
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