Tottenham have opened talks with Wolves over a deal to sign winger Adama Traore, according to the Guardian.
Traore was excellent for Wolves against Spurs on Sunday but arguably missed the hosts’ best chance of the game, allowing Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to hold onto their 1-0 lead.
His final product doesn’t appear to be a concern to Tottenham, however, with the Londoners now seemingly targeting a move for the Spain international.
The Guardian claims the two clubs have entered discussions, with Spurs exploring the possibility of taking Traore on loan for a year, then paying £40 million to make the move permanent next summer.
Traore has two years left on his Wolves contract and is apparently having doubts about signing a new deal, allowing Tottenham to swoop.
The fact that Spurs want to wait until next year to pay for him makes sense if it is true that they are unwilling to let Harry Kane go this summer.
The Telegraph suggests even a bid close to £150 million from Manchester City will not sway Daniel Levy, as there is not time to sign a replacement in the final week of the transfer window.
With that in mind, Tottenham probably have limited funds to sign the likes of Traore, which is why they might want to wait a year to pay for him.