Tottenham could find it difficult to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore in January because of the changes going on at Molineux, according to transfer expert Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Spurs keen on Traore signing
The Spaniard has had a curious Wanderers career in recent times, being loaned out to Barcelona last season but struggling to impress.
While a summer exit looked on the cards with his contract ticking down, Traore ended up remaining Wolves and he has shown signs of improvement, scoring twice so far this season.
The Latest: January move may not happen
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones suggested that Wolves could keep hold of him Traore next month, with Julen Lopetegui coming in and lots of changes happening:
“I’ve always suspected that they (Spurs) might go in for Traoré again at some point. It’s just difficult to know right now how likely it is that it can happen in the next window, given that Wolves are undergoing so much change.
“They’re in a really difficult position in the league that they need to get out of quickly.”
The Verdict: Boost for Wolves
While Traore has admittedly split opinion down the years, it would now be preferable if he remained at Wolves, with Lopetegui having the ability to take his game up a notch.
Losing the speedy wide man midway through the campaign would feel like a significant blow and bring in a minimal fee anyway, at a time when Wanderers are bottom of the Premier League and desperately in need of as many attacking options as possible.
Traore has been hailed as ‘amazing’ by former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, and while a summer exit then looks likely with no sign of a new deal, if he helps stave off relegation then nothing else matters.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Tranfer Tavern experience