Tottenham Hotspur could make another move for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traoré this summer.
That is according to journalist and respected transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, who was speaking on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel about what Spurs may potentially do in this summer’s transfer window.
The insider has already confirmed that Barcelona won’t be taking up the option on the winger, after Wolves had loaned him-out to the Catalan giants with the option to purchase for €30m (£25.6m) in January.
The eight-time Spanish international turned down a move to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in favour of the Nou Camp in January, but it is assumed that Spurs will reignite their interest in the 26-year-old, despite their annoyance at the way in which he rejected them in the winter transfer window.
“I won’t be surprised if, in the end, Tottenham go for him,” said Romano.
“But at the moment, he’s not the real priority.
“I’m told Tottenham were not super happy with what happened in January when they were really close to signing him and then he really wanted to join Barcelona.
“I think Adama has to show that he really wants to join Tottenham if he wants this opportunity again.”
Our thoughts on Romano’s comments…
It does feel as if Traoré, who has been described as a “beast” by writer Çetim Cem Yilmaz, may be regretting his decision to join Barcelona in January, with the winger’s future uncertain yet again this summer.
The Spain international couldn’t manage to find the back of the net in his time at Barcelona according to SofaScore, and averaged a rating of 6.89 during his time at the Nou Camp.
However, his speed (travelling at 22.12mph for Wolves this season) offers a different dimension to any team’s attacking threat, and Spurs may well be willing to pay a fee for Traoré for this factor alone.
If the Lilywhites are willing to forgive the speedster for the way in which he rejected them, we believe this will be a move that suits all parties, with Wolves happy to sell their asset this summer, rather than let him move on for nothing in 12 months’ time.