Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Adama Traore to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the January transfer window.
That’s according to a claim made by transfer insider Fabrizio Romano (via The Express), who recently revealed that Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici have identified the 25-year-old winger as one of Tottenham’s primary targets in the winter market, with Wolverhampton Wanderers reported to be willing to sanction the sale of the Spain international for just £18m this month.
Speaking about Spurs’ interest in Traore, Romano said: “[Traore is] super-appreciated by Fabio Paratici, super-appreciated. Super-appreciated by Antonio Conte. So it’s a name I would monitor… I’m sure that his name [is on] the list of Tottenham.”
When taking into account Conte’s penchant for turning wide attacking forwards into wing-backs, as the 52-year-old manager did with Victor Moses at both Chelsea and Inter Milan, Traore’s skillset would very much appear to make him a prime candidate for a similar transformation under the management of the Italian after a potential switch to Spurs.
While the £25.2m-rated man has lacked end product for Wolves so far this season, being yet to hit the back of the net or provide his teammates with an assist, the 25-year-old winger has nevertheless impressed at Molineux.
Indeed, over his 17 Premier League appearances, the £43k-per-week forward has created three big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 1.2 shots and making 1.1 key passes per game.
The Spaniard has also won an average of 7.4 duels and has successfully completed a whopping 4.7 dribbles per fixture – ranking him by far and away as the best dribbler of the ball in the top flight of English football.
These returns have seen the player who Jurgen Klopp claimed is “undefendable” against average a highly impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.07, ranking him as Bruno Lage’s fifth-best performer in the league.
As such, it would very much appear as if Traore’s arrival in North London could well lead to Conte unearthing his new Moses, and, being reported to be available for just £18m, a deal for the forward is certainly one that Spurs would be able to afford this January.