Tottenham had agreed deal to buy 'incredible' player this week but walked away at the last minute - journalist
Jack Pitt-Brooke says that Tottenham Hotspur did have a deal agreed for Adama Traore earlier this week, but they walked away from the transfer, on the View from the Lane podcast.
Tottenham agree deal
Tottenham had all but convinced Wolves to loan them Traore for the season, with a set fee agreed to buy the player at the end of the campaign.
However, Spurs decided not to go through with their agreed terms.
It has since been reported that Tottenham have submitted other bids for the wide-man, only to have them turned down – in the Times.
Tottenham are thought to want to sign Traore on loan with an option, but Wolves would only sanction such a transfer if it became a compulsory purchase.
As such, Tottenham have been unable to complete a deal for the Spanish international, who has been labelled ‘incredible’ by Patrick Bamford (Northern Echo).
And Pitt-Brooke said: “This week they have been thinking and talking about Adama Traore from Wolves.
“My understanding of this is that they had agreed a deal with Wolves that Adama Traore would come on loan to Spurs this season and then they would buy him next season.
“But Tottenham didn’t want to quite want to complete this deal while they spent another few days assessing what else was happening.
“This was a few days ago, so I’m not exactly sure what the situation is right now with Traore.”
Another forward to arrive?
Tottenham do appear to want to bring in another forward before the deadline day, but Wolves have stood firm over losing Traore to date.
While the deal doesn’t seem an impossibility, it does appear that Tottenham may have to pay an extremely large sum to land the powerful wide-man.
Traore could well be an asset to Tottenham if he was to move, though.
His pace and dribbling skill can cause problems for any defence, and his ability to draw players away could create further room for the likes of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.