Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly the latest club to be interested in a move for Barcelona winger Adama Traore.
Traore only joined Barcelona in January on a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of it. However, his stay at Camp Nou is expected to end, with Barca unwilling to pay the £25m required to make the deal permanent. Now, reports suggest Traore could be returning to the Premier League – but not with Wolves.
Spurs were initially interested in bringing Traore to the club in January. However, the deal failed to materialize as Traore opted instead for a return to Barca.
Traore has also been offered the chance to remain at Wolves by boss Bruno Lage. But again, this seems unlikely as with just one year remaining on his contract, Traore has continued to reject new offers from the club.
In Spain the speedy winger enjoyed a fairly decent brief spell of football. In 19 appearances across all competitions, Traore managed just one goal inside the Copa Del Rey.
He did, however, get off to a stunning start in Barcelona. The forward put in a man of the match performance on his debut, securing an assist in a 4-2 victory over Atletico Madrid.
This was technically his ‘second’ debut for the club. Traore is a product of Barcelona’s academy, and enjoyed his first stint for the club in 2013-2015.
Adama Traore to improve Spurs attack
Despite only scoring once, Traore still showcased his talent during his spell in Spain.
Traore has also proven to be a serious threat in England already.
Last season, he missed just one league game for Wolves, with four goal contributions in that spell.
Known for his strength and his pace, his playing style can give full backs nightmares with his relentless running and broad physique.
Under Antonio Conte, Traore could play in a number of positions across a 3-4-3 formation.
Conte has already recruited Perisic for help in the wing-back department. The 33-year-old will join Spurs next month on a free transfer, and will most likely play as a left wing-back.
Traore could add another option for this area of the pitch. He also played for Barcelona on the right wing, and can be used as a striker if needed.