It appears Tottenham might have to look elsewhere in their pursuit for a forward addition. Adama Traore was the player Spurs hoped to sign but their plan is now all but in the water, according to reports.
Since the start of the summer window, Tottenham have made no secret about their transfer plans. While the club have done all they can to keep Harry Kane at the club amid Manchester City’s interest, moves have also been made to bolster their forward line as well.
Adama Traore is no stranger to the Premier League and is well known in England already. Boasting a reputation as one of the fastest players around, the tricky winger starred under current Spurs manager Nuno Santo during his time at the Molineux. Spurs have been hoping to use that relationship between manager and player to push for a move but Wolves have remained defiant in their stance.
The situation so far surrounding Traore
As earlier mentioned, Tottenham have been in discussions with Wolves over the signing of their star forward. The North London side even saw an offer rejected in the earlier stages of the summer. Spurs tested Wolves’ resolve with a 5m loan deal offer alongside an obligation to buy at the end of the deal. However, Wolves were quick to reject that one, which didn’t come as a surprise.
It is well known that Wolves have well to do owners and are equally in a very good financial situation themselves. For a player like Adama Traore, one can expect that they will demand a sizable fee, especially given the fact that he is still only 25-years-old.
The latest news now is that Wolves will no longer entertain any discussions for Traore. As per The Telegraph, Wolves have decided they want to keep hold of their player as they see him as a key member of their plans.
The pacey forward still has about two years left on his contract so Wolves are not exactly pressured to sell him at the moment.
The report does add that Traore himself is open to thea of a move and has even considered it.
Traore’s future at Wolves
Wolves might probably know they won’t hold on to a player like Traore for too long but it’s no surprise to see they want to hold on to him for as long as possible. By this time next summer, he would have only one year left on his contract and Wolves will then be left with a big decision on whether to pull the plug on his sale or not.
Current Wolves boss Bruno Lage has already said that the club wants to keep Traore, while adding that he thinks the player will stay put at the Molineux.