John Percy of The Telegraph has reported that Tottenham Hotspur‘s initial Adama Traore bid has been rejected by Wolverhampton Wanderers. Traore has been linked with Spurs since the start of the January transfer window and it now appears that the North London have club have made their move but they will need to have a rethink with £15 million not accepted by Wolves and manager Bruno Lage recently saying the player wants to remain with the Midlands club.
Tottenham’s Adama Traore Bid Rejected by Wolves
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 20, 2022
Spurs Rebuffed in Initial Bid
Spurs manager Antonio Conte is said to be a huge admirer of Wolves’ Adama Traore despite some having concerns over his ability to provide quality in the final third of the pitch.
Conte believes he can work with the player and utilise his power and strength as a right wing-back to push Spurs on and leave space for the likes of Son Heing-min, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura to utilise their abilities higher up the pitch.
Since becoming Spurs boss, Conte has instilled more energy and intensity into his side and Traore is a player who fits the bill for the Italian perfectly. However, the club will need to think again having been rebuffed with their initial offer of £15 million.
Wolves Value Traore at £20 Million
Despite Wolves not wanting to sell the player and Lage saying that Traore wants to stay at the club, the Wolves boss is also aware that every player has a price. It appears from John Percy’s report that this is around £20 million, and therefore Spurs’ opening bid, if that is what it proves to be, is at least £5 million short of the asking price.
How soon the London club will return with another offer is yet to be seen and it is also unclear if they will need to sell players before they can increase the financial stakes of this deal to a level that would make Wolves consider doing business.