Report: Spurs eye £25m Premier League star as new right-wing-back

It seems Spurs are still interested in signing Wolves winger Adama Traore, with Sky Sports reporting today that the club’s interest in Adama hasn’t expired after Nuno Espirito Santo has left. 

According to the same report, Sky sources suggest that Conte sees Adama as someone who can play as a right-wing-back in his system. That would be an interesting approach given his lack of defensive abilities, but it would certainly give the team more in attack. 

We brought you the news on deadline day in the summer, that Spurs were hoping to sign Adama in a deal worth around £34million. As time ticks on though, the expiry of his contract gets closer. Adama’s current deal at Wolves ends in 2023, so Spurs will hope that the club’s asking price starts to drop. 

He’s currently valued at £25million on transfermarkt, and I’d imagine that is fairly close to the amount it would take to convince Wolves to sell.

It’s unlikely that Wolves will stand in his way, should a suitable offer arrive given his contract situation. Adama is almost always present in Wolves games at some stage, but he is in and out of the starting lineup, having started 10 games and come off the bench 8 times. 

Wolves manager Bruno Lage has already admitted that the club could sell one of their star players this month should a “big transfer” be put on the table. 

Adama’s qualities in transition are clear. His pace is a serious asset and he’d provide Tottenham with another thorn to inflict on oppositions, but what is also true is his lack of technical skills. This could influence how Spurs try to dominate teams and perhaps hold them back.