According to BBC journalist Simon Stone, there has been an update on Tottenham Hotspur’s attempt to sign Wolves star Adama Traore this month as manager Antonio Conte seeks his first signing.
The Lowdown: Spurs in Traore talks…
Over the past two weeks, the Lilywhites have been heavily linked with a move for the Spain international, as The Telegraph’s Matt Law has even claimed they are attempting a possible loan-to-buy deal (Twitter).
Conte, aiming to bolster his options at right-back, has seemingly mapped out a role for Traore in the position – similar to how he transformed his former player Victor Moses during a spell through London at rivals Chelsea ( The Athletic).
There is just over a week left in the January transfer window as Spurs and general manager Fabio Paratici pursue much-needed additions to the N17, with BBC reporter Stone now sharing an update on their attempts to sign the 25-year-old player.
The latest: Tottenham’s long-awaited offer…
According to his information (8.38am, 21 January), after Wolves rejected their initial offer of £15m, Molineux’s side ‘expect ‘Tottenham’ to come back with another offer’ for Traore before the deadline.
They are ready to let the Spaniard leave in order to fund manager Bruno Lage’s own transfer plans but the price has to be right for them to get a deal done.
The verdict: Are you making progress?
Depending on Tottenham’s next offer, Conte could be slowly but surely heading towards his first signing at the club, and it could be an exciting capture.
Pundit Noel Whelan hailed Traore as an addition that “could really excite Tottenham fans” and it’s hard to disagree with the numbers.
According to WhoScored, the winger has achieved a very impressive average of 4.3 dribbles completed per 90 in the Premier League this season – far more than any Lilywhites man in Conte’s current squad by comparison (WhoScored).
It highlights his potential to be a real threat at right-back under the Italian and fans may be hoping the man named Wolves ‘big name’ by The Athletic’s Tim Spiers will finally move on to a move soon. South.
In other news: Spurs are also reportedly ‘close’ to signing a ‘massive’ £15m man for Conte, read more here.