Journalist shares what he was told about Spurs target Adama Traore earlier this summer
Journalist Dean Jones has shared on The Football Terrace that he was told at the start of the summer that Nuno Espirito Santo will sign Adama Traore wherever he goes amid reports linking the Wolves star with Spurs.
Tottenham appear to be stepping up their interest in Adama. It was reported this week that Spurs have seen a loan bid rejected for the Spain international.
It was claimed by The Times that the offer included a £5 million loan fee with an option to buy. The report did hint however, that Wolves may be more open to a loan that includes an obligation to buy.
It may come as a surprise to some to see Spurs linked with Adama. He went into this campaign off the back of a somewhat mixed season at Molineux.
But for Jones, Spurs moving for the 25-year-old has been on the cards since they announced Nuno as their new boss earlier in the window.
The journalist shared how Adama featured prominently as Nuno discussed taking the Crystal Palace job before ending up at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He went on to explain what he was told about the attacker earlier in the year.
“When Nuno was in talks with Crystal Palace, he said to Crystal Palace: ‘I want Adama Traore, so go and buy Adama Traore and we’ll get this done’,” he told The Football Terrace.
“I was told wherever Nuno goes, he will sign Adama Traore,” he went on to add.
Adama Traore such an exciting roll of the dice for Nuno and Spurs
As noted by The Telegraph, Wolves value Adama at £40 million. So Tottenham are surely going to have to commit to paying a huge sum to get a deal done.
It is a gamble. Adama only scored two and provided two assists in the Premier League last term. And that was despite often being one of the most exciting players on the pitch.
A similar return this term, should he join Tottenham, would not help him silence those questioning whether he is worth the outlay.
Having said that, Spurs boast better attacking players. And if they keep all of their key men this summer, Adama will stand a much better chance of thriving.
And Nuno will be vindicated for seemingly deciding that the wide-man was coming with him no matter where he ended up.
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