Tottenham move closer to £20million deal for Wolves ace Adama Traore after initial £15million bid was rejected… as Antonio Conte wants Spaniard to play right-wing back
- Adama Traore will not sign a new contract at Wolves so is set to leave Molineux
- Tottenham are long-term admirers and had a £15million bid rejected this week
- A fee closer to £20million is set to be agreed upon as Antonio Conte is a big fan
- Traore has made 19 Premier League appearances this season, scoring once
Tottenham and Wolves are moving towards a compromise agreement of around £20million for Adama Traore.
A resolution is expected by next week with talks ongoing over a deal involving add-ons after Wolves rejected Tottenham’s last bid of £15m.
Traore’s contract at Molineux runs until the summer of 2023 and the Midlands club had hoped he would sign an extension.
Wolves accept that Adama Traore will not sign an extension to his current contract at Molineux
However, Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure in the summer put talks on hold and Wolves now accept that the Spaniard will not agree to a new deal.
Therefore they are ready to sell and Spurs are in the process of putting together an offer closer to Wolves’ asking price.
The north London side have been long-term admirers of Traore and Antonio Conte is keen to recruit the 25-year-old as a right wing-back to provide competition for Emerson Royal.
Bruno Lage admitted that it was not up to him whether Traore stays at Molineux, saying: ‘The club talk with him and he talks with them and they will decide the future. I’m happy with him, it’s the only thing I can say. He’s focused, he’s ready.’
Traore scored his first goal of the season in Wolves’ 3-1 win over Southampton last weekend
Antonio Conte wants to recruit Traore to play as a right wing-back in his 3-5-2 system
Traore has made 19 Premier League appearances for Wolves this season but has started the last three matches on the bench.
He came on as a substitute against Southampton last weekend and scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win over the Saints.
Meanwhile, Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is attracting more interest from foreign clubs following PSG’s loan enquiries. Roma and Napoli are also keen.