Manager admits he is unsure if Spurs-linked attacker will stay beyond January

Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui has admitted that he is in the dark about the future of rumoured Tottenham target Adama Traore.

Tottenham reportedly tried to snap up Traore 12 months ago, with Antonio Conte wanting to convert him into a right wing-back (ESPN).

Adama Traore
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However, the winger ended up moving to Barcelona on loan instead before returning to Wolves in the summer. Spurs are still reportedly on the lookout for a new right wing-back, if reports over recent days are to be believed (The Athletic).

90 min claimed at the start of the month that the North London club continue to hold an interest in Traore ahead of January, with Conte said to remain a ‘big fan’ of the player.

The 26-year-old’s current deal at the Molineux Stadium runs out in the summer (Transfermarkt), which means January might be Wolves’ last chance to get a fee for the player.

Lopetegui has now said that while he wishes to hold on to Traore, he does not have any idea about the winger’s future plans.

The Wolves boss said (via Fabrizio Romano): “We trust Adama and we are going to try, of course, to have him continue here. I like Adama, so we will see — I don’t know what’s gonna happen.”

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It appears as if Tottenham have moved on from Traore, with the pacy wide-man no longer seeming to be an obsession for Conte or Paratici. Based on the reports doing the rounds over the last few weeks, Pedro Porro appears to be the club’s top target for the right wing-back role.

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