An update has surfaced on Tottenham Hotspur’s search for Adama Traore this week…
Which is the word?
According to the Telegraph Matthew’s LawSpurs are hoping to sign the Wolverhampton Wanderers star on loan with an obligation to buy in the summer.
It is believed the Midlands outfit may be forced to agree to such a deal as the 25-year-old has entered the final 18 months of his current contract, although they would prefer a £20m outright deal.
Should Spurs pay £20m for Traore THIS month?
North Londoners’ willingness to dump Steven Bergwijn could help finance a permanent move before the deadline.
Traoré is believed to be manager Antonio Conte’s first choice for one of the three right-back spots the club has prioritized this month.
Imagine him and Kane.
Spurs have certainly been absent in the final third of this season, with main talisman Harry Kane terribly beside himself in the Premier League. He has scored just four goals in 17 games, according to transfer market.
With full-backs ever so crucial to Conte’s system, he needs to find the right option to give Kane enough serve to get him shooting again.
This is where Traore fits in immensely perfectly.
A combination of his brute strength and dribbling skills make him a deadly threat on the raid. There have been concerns with his final product, but ultimately he is not played at right back to score goals.
Former Manchester United defender turned insider Rio Ferdinand once dubbed the Wolves man a “machine” for BT Sport (via BirminghamLive). “I was watching it before the game and it could be a powerlifter or a cruiserweight boxer, it’s huge,” he added.
It’s his physique that makes him a terrifying prospect for any Premier League defender, which is why Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has previously said. considered him as “unplayable” and “indefensible”.
So sporting director Fabio Paratici could make a pretty lethal duo in N17, as Traore could be the attacking full-back Conte desperately needs to get the best of Kane.
no wonder that Valued at £25.2 million International Spain is a priority this month.
And in other news, Alasdair Gold drops worrying Antonio Conte’s claim behind the scenes…