‘Don’t want to pay’ – Fabrizio Romano delivers Adama Traore to Spurs update

Adama Traore
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Fabrizio Romano has told Matt Hayes’ YouTube channel that things have gone a little quiet on the Adama Traore to Tottenham links, with Spurs unwilling to match Wolves’ asking price. 

FourFourTwo backed Traore to become Tottenham’s first signing of the January transfer window this month, while Football Insider claimed a fee had been agreed between Spurs and Wolves.

Romano revealed that Wolves want around €25m or €27m for Traore this January (£21m-£22.5m), but Tottenham are only willing to pay around €17m or €18m (£14m/£15m) for a player whose contract is up in 18 months (TransferMarkt).

The transfer expert claimed that Tottenham were confident of landing the Spanish winger at the start of the weekend, but things have now gone quiet. However, he did acknowledge this could be a strategy from Fabio Paratici.

Romano said (04:40 onwards): “The situation with Adama is particular, I would say, because they have been working on Adama for a long long time. He is the main target and, during the weekend, they were feeling confident to complete this deal from Tottenham.

“Now the situation is a bit quiet. Maybe it could be part of a strategy, we know how Paratici works, it’s a different way from English directors. Many times, he is going for different targets at the same moment. But Adama is a player they have on their list, he is a player Paratici and Conte both appreciate.

“The problem is they don’t want to pay €25m or €27m for a player who is out of contract in 2023 and doesn’t want to extend his contract with Wolves at the moment. So this is why, from the Tottenham side, they want to pay the right money, around €17m or €18m.

“Let’s see because the negotiations will continue. They were feeling confident during the weekend, but this is still a player, I am sure, they are working on. Let’s see if they are able to find an agreement, but it’s a player they’ve had on a list for a long long time.”

Spurs Web Opinion: 

This deal has to get done. It’s as simple as that. It was promised to Spurs fans by the media and rumblings from within Spurs, so there would be uproar if we didn’t even get that. I expect Wolves and Spurs to agree on around £18m.

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  1. Simple he won’t ever pay anything close to the other teams asking price he always pushes his luck and we loose out on the players needed…. How are we supposed to improve with levy in charge oking his beak in and ruining transfer deals…. We are going to loose conte at this rate with him in charge… Levy out Now!!!!!!!


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