Journalist claims Paratici is a ‘big fan’ of the Spanish winger the club tried to sign in January – Spurs Web

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Tottenham Hotspur chief football officer Fabio Paratici is a “big fan” of Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Adama Traore, according to Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor.

Traore was heavily linked with a move to north London during the January transfer window but instead moved to former club Barcelona for the rest of the season, having been unconvinced of interest from Spurs (Sky Sports).

The Catalan giants had the option of making the move permanent for a fee of £29million but failed to take the opportunity which saw him return to Molineux in the summer.

The Spain international has featured just eleven times in all competitions during his spell at Barcelona, ​​including only four in the starting XI (Fbref).

Traore, who missed Wolves’ 2-1 defeat at Leeds United yesterday with a hamstring problem, is in the final twelve months of his contract with the Black Country side and has again been linked with an exit this summer (Independent).

Taylor told GIVEMESPORT:Paratici is a huge fan, he tried to sign him when he was at Juventus, Conte obviously wanted him in January before moving to Barcelona. But so far there has been surprisingly little interest in him.

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Traore was expected to have reservations about a move to Spurs last winter due to the possibility of playing as a right-back, however, he is unlikely to make it into the starting XI at the moment.

It remains to be seen whether Tottenham will look to take advantage of a possible cut-price deal due to their contract situation, their pace is no doubt but their end product is a disappointment.

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