Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly had a £30 million bid for Wolves winger Adama Traore rejected a day before the transfer deadline.
According to The Atheltic’s David Ornstein, Tottenham made a cheeky £30m bid for Spanish winger Adama Traore in their final attempt to persuade Wolves into an 11th-hour deal close to the deadline day. However, taking Spaniard’s recent impressive performances into consideration Wolves decided to reject the offer.
As per the report, Tottenham tabled a £30 million bid for Traore on Monday. Wolves are said to have warned Spurs that a price of £50 million would be required before they would reconsider letting Traore go so late in the transfer window, but Tottenham never responded with a better offer.
Earlier last week, Tottenham had explored the possibilities of a loan deal with an option to make the transfer permanent next summer. This offer included a £5 million loan fee and had no obligation to buy clause. The West Midlands club turned it down and demanded a straight cash offer, which led Spurs to make a £30 million bid. However, the proposal was quickly rebuffed again by Wolves.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo is familiar with the 25-year-old from his previous stint at Wolves and was eager to bring him to North London. The north London outfit’s football director Fabio Paratici is also a big fan of mercurial winger’s talents and pushed hard to get the transfer done.
Also, the player himself was open to the move and in fact was very keen to reunite with his former boss at Spurs but it was all in vain as the deal couldn’t be struck.
Wolves were determined on retaining their star winger and refused to lower the £50 million valuation for their asset, who has two years left on his contract at the Molineux. The Spaniard is seen as a key player in Wolves boss Bruno Lage’s plans, who is urging the club to open talks with the 25-year-old to extend his stay at the Black Country outfit on improved terms.
Traore would certainly be an exciting option on the flanks for the Lilywhites especially now they have secured Harry Kane’s future at the club, at least for the season. He is all about pace, power, strength and remarkable dribbling ability that can create havoc among opposition defences. He can also be a readymade replacement for Lucas Moura in the longer run.
Tottenham, meanwhile, did complete a £25.8 million deadline day move for Barcelona full-back Emerson Royal. The 22-year-old penned a five-year deal to become their fifth summer signing following the likes of Bryan Gil, Pierluigi Gollini, Cristian Romero and Pape Matar Sarr to seal a move to the capital.
It remains to be seen whether Tottenham will renew their interest in Traore come the January transfer window.