Tottenham Hotspur remain interested in long-term transfer target Adama Traore…
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That’s according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who revealed to GIVEMESPORT this week that some members of the north London outfit are considering the Wolverhampton Wanderers star as a priority signing.
Spurs narrowly missed out on a move for the Spain international in the January transfer window, with the wide man opting for a temporary return to his boyhood club FC Barcelona.
Now sporting director Fabio Paratici could relaunch a move for him.
“I think Adama Traore should still be considered for this slot. We know how much they loved him. There are people involved in the editing who really want Adama Traore and would even make him a priority because they think he would be such a good choice,” the journalist said.
Conte would like it
When reports have emerged Linking Tottenham with a move for the bustling powerhouse in January, manager Antonio Conte was thought to be keen on him being the man to solve their right-back problems.
The club have since signed Djed Spence in a £15 million agreement but Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal, who were key to the Italian’s worries, remain at N17.
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Traore can also play higher up the pitch, either as a winger or a midfielder, so he offers plenty of versatility and depth, so it’s easy to see why Conte would still like him.
His Premier League experience is also a big plus, especially given the accolades he’s been getting lately. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp once considered him “unplayable‘, while BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand dubbed it a ‘machine’ and suggested it was built like a brick wall.
“It’s a machine. I was watching him before the game and he could be a weightlifter or a heavyweight boxer — he’s huge,” he said (via Birmingham Mail).
It is now believed that Traore is only available for £10 millionhe therefore represents even less risk than six months ago, given that Spurs were close to agreeing a deal worth double this. Meanwhile, his reported salary of £46,000 per week are relatively cheap compared to other members from the Lilywhites team.
A key attribute is his ability on the ball, ranking in the top 1% of all wingers across Europe for successful dribbles (5.24 per 90), via FBref.
With some of the staff behind the scenes still keen on Traore, Conte will surely be delighted as he may well secure another of his top targets in what would be an exciting seventh window signature.
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