‘Talks are definitely underway’: Journalist claims Tottenham are pushing to sign ‘unbelievable’ PL player
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'Talks are definitely underway': Journalist claims Tottenham are pushing to sign 'unbelievable' PL player

Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with Adama Traore in recent months.

Spurs were reportedly in talks with Wolves last summer in hope of landing the Spain international.

While Tottenham failed to land Traore back then, they’re now seemingly trying again in the January transfer window.

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The 25-year-old is a top player who Jurgen Klopp has called “undefendable“ and Jack Grealish has deemed “unbelievable“.

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This season, his game has improved further, pressing much more and thinking more about his decisions when in possession.

One report, from ESPN, claimed Spurs were eyeing a £20million swoop for the Molineux ace.

Now, journalist Alex Crook has claimed that Tottenham are attempting to strike an initial loan deal.

This would include an obligation to buy Traore, he added.

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Crook said: “I think Tottenham favour a loan with an obligation to buy so talks are definitely underway.”

If Spurs pull this move off, it’ll be exciting to see what Antonio Conte will do with him and how much his game can progress even more.

“Quite likely to happen”

The Athletic’s The View From The Lane podcast recently provided in-depth insight into the Traore to Spurs speculation.

Charlie Eccleshare and Jack Pitt-Brooke suggest that the move is “quite likely “to happen – indeed the “likeliest” deal that Spurs could do this month.

“Antonio Conte wants to go back in for Traore this month,” Pitt-Brooke said on the podcast.

“The idea is that Paratici is keen for Conte to convert him into a wing-back.

“Traore has 18 months left on his contract and isn’t going to sign another one, so Wolves want to sell.

“Their valuation is about £20million.

“There is also a hope that Tottenham could make up that money with Doherty going back to Wolves. But Wolves aren’t massively keen at this point.

“I feel that is the likeliest deal to get done, although Tottenham will have to find some way to get close to meeting that valuation.

Eccleshare added: “Yeah, with Traore the sense I’m getting is that one is quite likely to happen.”

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