Journalist Dean Jones has revealed that he expects Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Adama Traore ‘to move forward’ this week.
After Wolves completed the signing of Portuguese winger Chiquinho from Estoril on Monday, it has been reported that Bruno Lage’s side are expected to give the green light for Traore to join Spurs (Daily Star).
The Athletic’s Pitt-Brooke said on The View from The Lane Podcast this week ‘it’s more likely than not’ that Spurs will snap up the Spaniard before the transfer window shuts.
Calciomercato have also backed the North Londoners to make a ‘concrete offer’ for the 25-year-old.
Jones has now become the latest journalist to state that he expects there to be progress in the deal over the coming days.
The journalist revealed that Wolves had asked Spurs to wait until they secure a replacement for Traore and only a fee is now left to be agreed between the two clubs.
Sky Sports reported yesterday that Tottenham had a £15m bid rejected by Wolves this week, but Jones is confident the Spaniard will join the Lilywhites.
The journalist told on The Done Deal Show on The Football Terrace: “Spurs have had to wait because Wolves made it clear that they wanted to get a replacement in before they would allow Traore to go anywhere. So Spurs have had to be patient on that.
“It looks like things will move forward this week with Traore, I do expect him to join Tottenham, they just need to agree on the fee.
“He’s a player they’ve been looking at for a long time, and finally it looks like Tottenham are finally getting the opportunity to negotiate on this fee and it will probably be at half the price they’d have paid in the summer.”
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All signs point to the fact that Traore will join Spurs before the transfer window shuts. I still would not be surprised if the deal drags on until the final few days of the window as Tottenham will look to negotiate as low a fee as possible.
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