Journalist is ‘sure’ that Spurs will be keeping tabs on 26-year-old’s situation 

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Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed that Tottenham will be keeping an eye on Adama Traore’s situation despite a right wing-back no longer being a priority for Antonio Conte’s men this summer.

Spurs reportedly came close to signing Traore during the January transfer window, with Conte allegedly wanting to convert the winger into a right wing-back (TEAMtalk).

However, the 26-year-old snubbed Tottenham’s offer in favour of a loan move to Barcelona (The Athletic), and he is now back at Wolves after the Catalan club decided not to activate the option to buy him permanently (Fabrizio Romano).

Tottenham have strengthened at right wing-back this summer with the capture of Djed Spence from Middlesbrough but 90 min reported last month that Conte’s men still hold an interest in Traore.

The Athletic revealed a few days ago that as things stand, the Spain international looks likely to stay at Molineux Stadium for the 2022/23 campaign and leave as a free agent when his contract runs out next summer.

O’Rourke has now remarked that even though Spurs are not after a right wing-back, a late move for Traore cannot be ruled out this summer.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I’m sure Spurs will be keeping tabs on that situation, as they have done since last summer, so never say never if he is available for a cut price fee, but they have gone and signed Spence, so maybe it’s not a priority right now that right wing-back role.”

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Assuming Emerson leaves, that still leaves Conte with Spence and Doherty, as well as the likes of Perisic, Moura and Kulusevski who can also do a job at right wing-back.

So, there would be no reason for Spurs to sign Traore this summer, particularly given that they could potentially get the Spaniard for free in 12 months.

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