Transfers expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed the latest information regarding the future of Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore, who has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur this month.
On his Twitter account, Romano tweeted: “Adama Traoré deal not done/fully agreed yet but Tottenham are confident to reach the agreement soon. Negotiations with Wolves will continue in the next hours and days.
“Personal terms already discussed with Adama. Spurs are on it.”
It is believed that the Spaniard has a big admirer in Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici, hence the north London club’s pursuit for his signature.
The winger had a 15-minute cameo from the bench on Saturday as Wolves beat Brentford 2-1 in west London, suggesting that his game against the Bees may well have been the 25-year-old’s final appearance for the Golden Boys.
Traore’s future at Molineux has hung in the balance for a while, particularly over the past weeks with reports of Spurs’ interest growing extensively as January has progressed.
The 25-year-old’s contract with the West Midlands club expires in June 2023 and there have been limited signals of intent from the Spaniard to sign an extension.
What will be particularly worrying for Wolves fans is the source from which the information has come from, with Fabrizio Romano already reporting on Wolves-related transfer story accurately this window, revealing that Lage’s side were close to signing Portuguese youngster Chiquinho, who has since joined the Premier League side.
Although Traore’s goal contribution tally isn’t particularly impressive, the winger’s unique blend of sheer pace and significant physicality makes him a nightmare to defend against.
This is arguably why Lage has preferred to keep the Spaniard out of the starting lineup and introduce him when Wolves are in need of an immediate impact against tiring legs.
Traore has started ten of Wolves’ 21 Premier League games, whilst coming off of the bench in another ten and remaining on the bench on one occasion, scoring his sole goal in the recent 3-1 win against Southampton.
With Wolves 2-1 up going into the final moments of the game, the winger was introduced and secured the victory late on, proving exactly how lethal a weapon Traoré can be when in a side’s arsenal and how big a miss he could be for Wanderers.
The Tottenham target is Bruno Lage’s only winger to have scored in the Premier League so far this season, therefore emphasising how significant a loss he could be. Wolves fans surely won’t be pleased with the unravelling situation.