Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Adama Traore on loan in Januarey
According to The Telegraph (Subscription Required), Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore on loan in the January transfer window. They are keen to make the deal permanent next summer.
The player for his part is interested in joining up with Antonio Conte. His contract situation at Wolverhampton Wanderers also hands Tottenham the advantage when it comes to negotiations.
Traore will enter the last year of his contract next summer. While Tottenham are ready to pay to land the player permanently, such a deal will have to wait until the summer. The Wanderers want £20million up front, but they could be forced to accept Spurs’ demands as they do not hold all the cards.
Negotiations are currently underway but, how the situation unravels remains to be seen. The North London club are open to selling Steven Bergwijn to generate funds which could give them the money to get the deal over the line. They have named a price tag of £25million for the Dutchman’s services, with Ajax Amsterdam very interested.
At the same time, Conte’s side could attempt to stagger the payment for Traore, with a majority of it scheduled for the end of this campaign. The Spaniard is being prioritised to reinforce the right-wingback role. Tottenham are also keen on signing a midfielder and another attacker.
Since Traore wants to join us plus his contract situation, it is up to Fabio Paratici and co to get the deal over the line. Not doing so would be incompetence and a failure to drive home an advantage.
Should Paratici complete the transfer with these terms, we could have more leeway with our spending this month. That could potentially be boosted even further if we could sell Bergwijn to raise the budget for potential signings.
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The Wolves star’s ability to play in multiple positions would end up favouring us even if we lose the Bergwijn in the process. Even though the former is being brought in as a wingback on the right side, he could still fill in as a winger when needed.
The Italian boss had previously used attackers like Victor Moses and Ivan Perisic as wingbacks to great success. It would not be too much of a reach to say that he could replicate the same With Traorethis time around. Whether we can seal the deal on our terms remains to be seen.