Pundit claims star Spurs bid for this summer ‘has not cracked it’ at top level 

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Tim Sherwood has claimed that rumoured Tottenham target Adama Traore is still not the finished product and needs more time to develop. 

Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for Traore towards the end of the summer transfer window, with the North London club reportedly having an offer turned down by Wolves for the winger just before the window slammed shut. 

It was alleged at the time that the 25-year-old was keen on reuniting with Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham and even hired Jorge Mendes to help facilitate the transfer.

However, the move did not materialise and it has since been reported that the speedy winger is in talks with the Black Country club regarding a new contract. 

The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare reported earlier this month that Tottenham wish to add an attacking player to their squad in January and that they could reignite their interest in Traore.

Sherwood has now opined that the pacy winger does not contribute enough in games and still needs to improve considerably.

The former Spurs boss said about Traore on Sky Sports News (1:42 pm, October 16, 2021): “People are going to be convinced. They see some highlights of Adama, he gets you off your seat, he excites the fans, and someone could take him.

“You put a showreel of Adama Traore, and Real Madrid would take him.

“When you look at the full games and what he has contributed… I like him, I think he still needs to develop. 

“I have said it time and time again – the boy has not cracked it.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

I actually believe Traore has matured a lot as a player over the last couple of years. While he is never going to be as good technically as some of the best players in the Premier League, the 25-year-old is now much smarter in the way he uses his attributes and thus impacts matches more often.

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