Fabrizio Romano has told the Last Word On Spurs podcast that Adama Traore could still join Tottenham Hotspur before the transfer deadline on Tuesday as the winger ‘has always been the priority’.
The journalist stated that the deal is ‘complicated’ but added that he ‘can’t say it is impossible because of how Paratici works’.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Spurs this window. A recent report from Cadena SER stated that Traore himself is very keen on the potential move which would see him link up with his previous manager.
Tottenham have already offered a £5m loan with an option to buy but Wolves have rejected it and they value the 25-year-old at £40m. Spurs were also said to be keen on a loan with an obligation to buy for £40m next summer.
Despite this, Romano stated that the deal is not off yet: “They wanted to start with a loan with a buy option with a big loan fee, but from Wolves, it was a no.
“Then they were looking for an obligation under certain conditions, but also in this case it was a no.
“It was really complicated, and now also with Harry Kane staying, they don’t have crazy funds because they are keeping Harry Kane at the club. It is not easy, but he has always been the priority, he has always been the priority on the list.
“Madueke has signed a new contract with PSV, so no chance of Tottenham. So I can’t say that it is impossible now and it is off because I know how Paratici works and till the last minute anything could happen.
“He has always been the priority, so as of now it is complicated but we will see in the coming days.”
Time is ticking. We know what Wolves want for the player and we have to meet it otherwise there is no point messing about. The potential transfer has divided opinion but personally, I think he would be a fine addition to the squad.
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