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Tottenham Hotspur were heavily linked with a move for Wolves winger Adama Traore but in the end, the North London side pulled the plug on this deal.

Adama Traore has made a superb start to the 2021/22 season but it was almost certain that he would be leaving the club in the summer, more so since Nuno Espirito Santo was now at the helm at Spurs.

But according to a report in The Athletic, Wolves were quoting an abnormal fee for the sale of Traore which is why Spurs did not make a second offer before deadline day.

Sports Mole cites the report saying: “Tottenham Hotspur did not return with an improved bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore on deadline day, according to a report.

“The Athletic reports that Tottenham lodged a £30m bid for Traore on Monday, only to see that swiftly rejected.

“Wolves are understood to have told Spurs that it would take a bid of £50m for them to consider letting Traore leave so late in the transfer window, and the report claims that Tottenham then never returned with an improved offer.”

Should Spurs have paid £50 million for Adama Traore?

According to TransferMarkt, Adama Traore is currently valued at £27 million and he has two more years left on his current deal.


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So genuinely it makes no sense for Spurs to pay such an astronomical fee for the 25-year-old. Neither should Wolves demand such an amount.

Yes, Adama Traore has been one of the best players for Wolves in their first three league matches but instead of paying £50 million for him, Spurs are much better off putting their faith in Lucas Moura this season.

Moura saw a dip in form under Jose Mourinho last time around but that was mainly because of the defensive approach which the manager had. Now that Nuno Espirito Santo has taken charge at the club, the playing style should be much different.

As far as Adama Traore is concerned, he would have loved to reunite with Nuno but now he must focus on playing well for Wolves and secure an exit either in January or next summer.

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