Pete O’Rourke has claimed it will be interesting to see whether Tottenham could return to their pursuit of on-loan Barcelona winger Adama Traore this summer.
Spurs were said to be interested in signing Traore from Wolves during the January transfer window after head coach Antonio Conte listed the 25-year-old as a player to bolster his options at right wing-back (The Times).
The North London side saw their attempts come to no avail though, with the Spaniard eventually securing a move back to boyhood club Barcelona instead.
Sky Sports claim Barcelona have an option to buy the 25-year-old for around £29 million at the end of the season, however, it remains to be seen whether the club can afford to make the move permanent (Fabrizio Romano).
And O’Rourke has now questioned whether Spurs could reignite their interest in Traore amidst Barcelona’s potential problems, while revealing that he does not see the player’s future back at Wolves.
He told GiveMeSport: “It’s going to be interesting to see if maybe Spurs rekindle their interest in Traore. I think, for now, Wolves are planning life without Adama Traore long term.”
Traore, despite having an impactful start to his Barcelona stint, has found minutes hard to come by under Xavi in recent weeks.
He has not started a match in LaLiga since the club’s 4-0 win over Athletic Club in February and has made just five substitute appearances since (Transfermarkt).
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Spurs could go back in for Traore if they feel he is still an option to solve their wing-back problems, especially with Barcelona having potential financial problems.
The club has a an out-and-out right-winger in Dejan Kulusevski now which would reduce his chances of playing there consistently too, but this could be one to keep an eye on in terms of squad depth.
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