Wolves ace Adama Traore could decide to move to Tottenham this summer if Barcelona don’t exercise their option to sign him on a permanent basis. The winger joined the Catalans on loan in January but has since started just three La Liga games.
Traore joined Wolves from Middlesbrough in 2018 after the Black Country side stumped up a club-record £18million to match his release clause. And the 26-year-old has built a formidable reputation as one of the most threatening attacking players in the Premier League due to his power and pace.
During the 2019/20 season, Traore terrorised the Manchester City defence on the two occasions the Citizens faced Wolves in the Premier League. In the clash at Molineux, Traore scored twice as Wolves won 2-0 and in the showdown at the Etihad Stadium, the star produced a goal and an assist as Wanderers triumphed 3-2.
Since illustrating his prodigious talents against some of the best defenders in Europe, Traore has been linked with a whole host of top clubs. Spurs looked set to sign the star in January after reportedly putting in an offer worth over £20m. But the player eventually opted to join Barcelona until the end of this season.
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Former France international Lilian Thuram thinks his compatriot will stay where he is this summer. “Dembele is a great player and, consequently, he must play in a great team – Barca is,” Thuram said. “Barca players have to understand that playing in a great team is always an important thing. In the end he will value all this.”
And the ex-right-back also revealed that Barcelona manager Xavi has the brains to make the right decisions. “When he was a player, [he] already showed a lot of intelligence,” Thuram added.
Traore still has another year left on his Wolves contract but appears to have no interest in remaining in the Black Country. So if he returns to England at the end of the season, Spurs could well snap him up.
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