According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo is ‘keen’ to reunite with Wolves star Adama Traore in north London as the club ‘weigh up a move’ to sign him.
The Lowdown: Spurs in attacker chase…
As reported by football.london, Spurs’ first priority is an overhaul in defence this summer with the Lilywhites eyeing, preferably, after two new centre-back signings.
However, they also have their eyes on strengthening in the attacking positions, as highlighted by the capture of young winger Bryan Gil from Sevilla.
The Latest: Spurs weigh up Traore move…
As explained by the Mail and journalist Adrian Kajumba, Traore is now a target for Tottenham as Nuno eyes a possible reunion with his former star player at Molineux.
Wolves have yet to receive ‘any official contact’ for the 25-year-old but they will consider letting him leave this summer amid Spurs’ fresh interest.
However, managing director Fabio Paratici faces a financial battle to sign Traore given Wolves would want a fee ‘similar’ to the £45 million they banked for Diogo Jota last summer.
The Verdict: Exciting but unlikely…
The Spaniard has been quite an exciting player to watch since his debut in the Premier League nearly six years ago.
Last season, Traore completed more dribbles per 90 than any other player in the English top flight (4.1) – highlighting his real threat going forward (WhoScored).
He has also attracted praise from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who called him ‘undefendable’ after the Reds beat Wolves 1-0 in March (Liverpool Echo).
Nuno himself has made no secret of his admiration for Traore in the past, lauding the player as ‘amazing’ and ‘unique’ (The Athletic).
However, given his possible £45 million tag, this move could be too difficult to pull off given Tottenham are having to adopt a sell-to-buy policy.
In other news: ‘Speaking to people involved’…Alasdair Gold believes another Spurs signing ‘will happen’, find out more here.
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