Tottenham missing out on Wolves winger Adama Traore is not the end of the world, former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast.
Traore was linked with a move away from Molineux throughout the summer transfer window and Tottenham were said to be one team keen on his signature.
According to The Telegraph, the north London club had a loan offer rejected for the 25-year-old as his former boss Nuno Espirito Santo eyed up a reunion.
He was a key player for Nuno during the Tottenham manager’s time at Wolves, making just over 130 appearances under him. Still, for Palmer, missing out on Traore is not too much of a blow for Spurs.
“Not the end of the world,” the ex-Leeds United star said to FFC when asked for his opinion on Tottenham failing to sign Traore. “If you’re talking about Tottenham being a top-six side, top-seven side, I don’t see how he fits into that team.
“He’s done well since he’s come into the Premier League, but again, it’s that inconsistency with him. I don’t think he’s a top, top player.”
Traore has certainly done well at times since joining Wolves, winning plaudits from those in the game such as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. But he is inconsistent, managing just the two league goals last season.