Spurs show interest in Wolves player Adama Traore as Antonio Conte looks to improve his squad this January transfer window.

Spurs Show Interest In Adama Traore

Loan-to-Buy Deal?

Traore is heading into the last year of his contract in June and has showed no signs of renewing his current deal. Wolves find themselves in a difficult position that many clubs face when a player’s contract is running down. There is of course the risk that Traore may leave for free when his contract expires. Reports suggest Spurs are looking to secure a loan deal that includes an option to sign Traore on a permanent basis at the end of the season. This is a smart deal to proceed with for both parties as Wolves will receive a fee if Spurs decide to sign Traore. It also gives Antonio Conte 6 months to figure out if Traore fits into his philosophy.

How Will Conte Use Him?

It is understood that the idea Traore can play as a winger and a right back has impressed the Spurs manager. Following this, Conte will most likely deploy him in the right wing-back position as the likes of Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty have both failed to impress in that role. Traore has shown at Wolves he is an incredible athlete and when it comes to pace, there are fewer quicker than him. One point of criticism is that when it comes to decision making in the final third, Traore does not score enough goals or provide clear cut chances for the striker. It is believed that under a successful tactician in Conte, he can improve this department in Traore’s game and make him a useful asset in this Spurs side. Conte has improved many players by fitting them into a system which suits them. Examples are Romelu Lukaku and Victor Moses. Victor Moses’ form under Conte can be used as a case study in this situation regarding Traore as he also played as a right wing back and helped Conte and Chelsea  win the Premier League. All in all, this seems to be a smart move for Traore and Conte and it will be intriguing to see how it plays out should a deal be agreed.

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