Tottenham ‘dealt a heavy blow in pursuit of Adama Traore as Wolves insist they DO NOT want to sell the star winger’ after loan offer declined from North Londoners
- Spurs take a heavy blow in their pursuit of Wolves star Adama Traore
- North Londoners have been strongly linked with a move for the Spaniard
- However, reports show that Wolves are determined not to sell their talent
- Nuno Espirito Santo would like to reunite with his former star man at his new club
Tottenham have reportedly taken a hit in their pursuit of Adama Traore, with Wolves determined to hold on to their star winger before the window slams shut.
Traoré, 24-year-old, has been the subject of great interest from North Londoners this summer, with Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo keen to reunite with the Spaniard who accompanied him at Molineux during his stint at the club.
The two Premier League clubs have been in talks over a transfer for the speedster, with the West Midland outfit already turning down a lease that included a £5m loan and an option to buy at the end of the season.
Spurs have been dealt a heavy blow in their pursuit of Wolves star winger Adama Traore
utilities, the Telegraph reports that Wolves are adamant they won’t sell the Spaniard this summer, which is a serious blow to Nuno’s bid to work with the Wolves star again.
Traore currently has two years left on his contract and it is believed he had an interest in working with Nuno again, with the Portuguese able to get strong performances from the maverick winger during their time together.
Still, Traore’s openness to a transfer hasn’t changed Wolves’ attitude. The 24-year-old is seen as an integral member of Bruno Lage’s squad and has already made a good start with the new campaign.
Nuno Espirito Santo (R) watched Traore get off to a good start under Bruno Lage (L)
However, wolves are determined not to sell their prized possession this summer (Photo: Jeff Shi)
Lage was questioned about Traore’s future after his side’s 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday and said: ‘Yes, I think so. [he will stay], we want to create a strong side, a better side to be competitive.
“We need competition for a long Premier League season and the League Cup, if players are not fit we need people to fill in for them.”
Meanwhile, Spurs have agreed a £14.6m deal to sign 18-year-old Papa Sarr from Metz, with the youngster expected to remain with the Ligue 1 club on loan throughout the season.
Nuno also hopes to sack unwanted players before the window closes at the end of the month, with Serge Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele expected to leave the club.