Tottenham Hotspur had two bids rejected by Wolverhampton Wanderers for Adama Traore this summer but could return for a third attempt in 2022, report the Birmingham Mail.
The Lowdown: Paratici’s failed attempts
Traore, 25, was on Fabio Paratici’s watchlist for most of the summer transfer window and two offers were rejected by Wolves. A £5million loan proposal with an option to buy next summer was turned down before a £30million deadline day offer was also rejected.
The Spain international has only two years on his remaining contract at the club and has ambitions to return to European football after reaching the quarter-final of the Europa League with the Wanderers two seasons ago.
It’s reported that Wolves weren’t willing to listen to any offers below £50million and now have their star man for at least the next four months.
The Latest: Traore still have the option to extend
Per the latest story by the Birmingham Mail, Wolves plan to revisit Traore’s contract situation, but know he ‘could quite easily leave in one of the next two transfer windows’, opening the door for Paratici and Spurs.
The report also claims that Fosun, Wolves’ Chinese owners, won’t risk losing Traore on a free, meaning Spurs could attempt a third bid to purchase the former Barcelona man in one of the next two transfer windows.
‘If Traore continues in this rich vein of form between now and January and doesn’t sign a new deal, Wolves will contemplate cashing in once more,’ the repot claims.
The Verdict: Perfect for Nuno
Its clear that Nuno liked what he saw from Traore whilst they worked together at Wolves, with the now Spurs boss hailing the speedster as ‘very special’.
He has also been praised for his early-season performances by former Spurs striker Darren Bent. Speaking to talkSPORT (via The Spurs Web), Bent said: “His performances have been really good. He’s looked unstoppable.”
If Spurs’ good start continues, they will be hard to turn down if they come calling again, and given the winger’s hot start to the season together with his previous experience under Nuno, it certainly feels like the perfect move for both player and club.
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