Report: Tottenham must pay £40m and £43k-per-week wages to sign 25 y/o

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Tottenham Hotspur have Heung-min Son, new-boy Bryan Gil, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura at their disposal, but AS say they want to bring in another wide-man before the summer transfer window shuts.

Spurs are keeping an eye on Adama Traore’s situation at Wolverhampton Wanderers, but they’ll have to pay £40m to bring him to North London. Nuno Espirito Santo wants to poach talent from his former club and AS say Daniel Levy is preparing an offer for the £43k-per-week man that could be accepted.

Traore joined Wolves from Middlesbrough in 2018 and has gone on to make 132 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals with 18 assists. The 25-year-old was outstanding in 2019/20, having a hand in 13 goals from 37 Premier League games, but things didn’t go to plan last season.

Traore scored only two goals and managed a paltry three assists in 2020/21, so his powers appear to be waning and supporters are losing faith in him too. The Spanish international has been embroiled in failed contract negotiations at Wolves and was seeking an exit in January, so a move could be on the cards.

Traore takes home £43k-per-week at Wolves, so his wages wouldn’t break the bank, but it remains to be seen whether he’d drastically improve Tottenham’s squad. The 25-year-old is coming off the back of a disappointing campaign and has had more bad seasons in the Premier League than good, so is it really £40m well spent?

Traore has scored seven goals and made 16 assists in 141 Premier League games, so he’s been found wanting in the top-flight more than he’s been effective.

Summary

The Spanish international is a talented player, but his inconsistency has long been a problem.

Traore can beat most defenders in a one-on-one due to his excessive pace and quick feet while having fantastic off-the-ball movement to pull markers out of position, but he’s not always making the right decisions in the final third to turn possession into chances.

Spurs might be better off looking elsewhere.