After being heavily linked with a move to the club last January, it would appear Adama Traore is again a target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to The Mirror. The Spanish winger got on fairly well at Barcelona, but reports suggest the Catalan club’s economic situation will prevent them from re-signing Traore next season.
The option to buy clause within the deal which saw Traore return to Barcelona in January was a lump sum of £29 million. Antonio Conte does have a £150 million war chest to spend this Summer, so he could be willing to direct a fair chunk of that towards Traore. However, the Lilywhites weren’t willing to spend more than £15 million on the Wolves man in January, so it’ll be interesting to see whether their valuation of the player has changed.
It's been a busy start to the transfer window for Tottenham. The signing of two free agents has been all but confirmed by the club. Ivan Perisic will make the switch from Inter Milan on a 2-year-deal while Fraser Forster will be replacing Pierluigi Gollini as Hugo Lloris’ understudy.
Adama Traore’s positional flexibility is likely what attracts Antonio Conte the most to the Spaniard. That alongside his incredible pace. His time at Wolves evidenced his capacity to play as both a wing-back and within a front three, meaning he’d be a good fit for Conte’s 3-4-3 system at Spurs.
One would imagine the pursuit of Traore will be impacted by Spurs’ interest in Filip Kostic. If they can pull off a deal which would see the 29-year-old Serbian move to north London, their interest in Traore would likely weaken. One to keep an eye on in the merry-go-round which is the summer transfer window.
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