Spurs eye loan deal for Traore; Wolves man ‘keen’ on move

Jason Soutar
Reported Tottenham target Adama Traore during a match

Tottenham are keen on signing Wolves winger Adama Traore on loan with an obligation to buy, according to reports.

The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in recent months.

His Wolves contract expires in 2023 and the Molineux club are reportedly listening to offers for the winger this month.

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Earlier this month, 90min reported that Traore’s asking price is £22million after Wolves asked for around double that fee last summer.

The report names Liverpool, Leeds and West Ham as potential suitors for the 25-year-old but claims Tottenham currently have the edge over their Premier League rivals.

According to the Telegraph (via HITC), however, the north Londoners are looking to ‘chance their arm with a loan bid’.

If Spurs do make a loan approach, they will add an obligation to buy, meaning they would pay to sign the player permanently in the summer.

The report adds that Traore is ‘keen’ on the move and will rely on the two clubs coming to an agreement.

Wolves paid £18m to sign the Spaniard from Middlesbrough in 2018. He has made over 150 appearances for the club, scoring ten goals whilst notching up 18 assists.

Traore has struggled for form this season. In 21 appearances he has failed to register a single goal contribution.

Amidst interest in both Traore and Ruben Neves, Wolves boss Bruno Lage admitted he wants to keep both players, but accepts they could be forced into a sale if they receive a huge offer.

“When you want to make the next step and you sell your best players, the next step never happens,” said Lage.

“The main thing, and we can clarify this, we are here with a project of our ideas – chairman, sporting director and manager – the main point is to continue with the same players, to improve them and go to the next level.

“But in modern football if a big transfer appears, like it did when I was at Benfica – two years ago a team came and paid 120million euros for one player – you cannot say no. You can say no, but you don’t receive money to improve the team and you continue with the same players.

“In the transfer window, you need to decide what is best for the club and for the player.”