Graham Roberts insists that Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo should have been allowed to sign Adama Traore from Wolves in the summer.
The club were heavily linked with a swoop to sign the Spain international from their Premier League rivals.
Reports claimed that the club initially attempted to sign Adama on loan, with the option to buy him next summer if they saw fit.
Wolves rebuffed that bid, while there was also reported to be an offer of £30m tabled, which was again rejected by the Molineux side.
Traore has gone on to enjoy an eye-catching start to the season, with his blistering pace a major contributing factor to the way Wolves play.
They have only won one game in the Premier League thus far but Adama remains central to manager Bruno Lage’s game-plan.
Roberts believes that Traore should have been snapped up if he was the only player that Santo specifically requested.
He said: “If Nuno wanted him he should have got him. He didn’t ask for much. So if Nuno wanted him, and he wanted one player, he should have got him, no doubt about it.”