‘A price for every player’ – Manager hints Spurs-linked star could be sold this summer

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Bruno Lage has admitted that rumoured Tottenham target Adama Traore will be sold by Wolves this summer if their valuation is met. 

Following the addition of Richarlison this summer, Antonio Conte is certainly not short of options for his frontline but that has not stopped speculation linking the North London club with moves for other wide players.

Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs over recent weeks (CalcioMercato) but another name that has been mooted as a target is Traore, who has just one year left on his contract at the Molineux Stadium (Transfermarkt). 

Reports have indicated that Spurs are continuing to keep tabs on the Spaniard after missing out on him in the January transfer window (GiveMeSport).

Meanwhile, The Athletic reported last week that as things stand, the 26-year-old looks likely to see out his contract at Wolves and leave on a free transfer next summer.

Lage has now insisted that Traore could be a useful player for his side if he stays but admitted the winger will be sold at the right price.

When asked about the pacy wide-man, the Portuguese coach told The Independent: “I want to keep these players because they are special players and they give me different solutions.

“With five subs, everyone needs to feel important and involved because you’re going to have more space for everyone.

“But in the end, we need to understand there is a price for every player and if the price comes in and is good for the player and good for the club, then it’s ok, we need to accept.

“But at the moment they are our players and for them to go, the other teams need to pay the money we think we need to buy two players because they are very important.”

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I do wonder if Kulusevski’s masterclass on Saturday will make Paratici and Conte rethink the club’s pursuit of Zaniolo.

I understand why Conte might want another wide option off the bench, given that five substitutions are allowed this season. 

However, following Kulusevski’s showing, perhaps the club will be tempted to go for a cheaper option like Traore rather than spending £40m-plus on the Roma star.

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