Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui hand Adama Traore contract boost to Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a potential boost after Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Julen Lopetegui has claimed that Adama Traore may not renew his contract.
According to Football.London in the midst of the summer transfer window, Traore was a player that Paratici ‘liked’. It is hard to imagine the Italian changing his stance on the former Barcelona winger in such a short period of time.
Hence, any update on Traore could be one that Paratici takes note of. Now, Lopetegui, who replaced Bruno Lage as Wolves boss recently, has made the following admission about the Spaniard, as cited by the Boot Room (h/t Football.London):
“Adama is our player. I’ve known him since he was 14 at Barcelona, he is stronger now! I know he has not finished the contract but the most important thing is he works hard here until June. After that, I don’t know what is going to happen. Of course, I would be very happy if he was here”
Traore’s contract at Wolves expires at the end of the season. For a player who spent six months on loan at Barcelona, perhaps a club like Spurs could seem a better option than Wolves – given our obvious superiority in the Premier League table and the European football scenery.
Spurs were said to have concerns about Traore’s end product in the final third of the field. But those who have seen him play would appreciate Traore at least getting into those dangerous positions.
The rest can be worked upon. That’s why clubs have world-class coaches and trainers. If he does become available on a free transfer, we would be foolish if we don’t have a go at signing him.
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There will surely be no shortage of suitors for him in that situation, given his burst of pace, strength, and ability to take on defenders and beat them for speed. He can work on his end product – having scored just twice in 14 games across competitions this season – but he has strengths that make him an asset down that right flank, where he is versatile enough to play as a wing-back.