Dean Windass has claimed that Wolves were right to value Adama Traore at £50m amidst Tottenham’s approach for the winger during the transfer window.
Spurs reportedly had an offer turned down by Wolves for Traore in the final week of the summer window.
The winger was allegedly keen on reuniting with Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham and is said to have hired Jorge Mendes to help complete the transfer.
However, the move did not materialise, with sources claiming that Bruno Lage’s side priced the player out of the move by valuing him at £50m.
It has emerged over recent days that Wolves are ready to offer Traore a new contract worth £125,000-a-week in order to keep the winger off Tottenham’s clutches.
Windass admitted that it was easy to see why Nuno wanted to bring the winger to Spurs and insisted the Lilywhites would have got their man if they were ready to offer £50m for the 25-year-old.
When asked about Tottenham’s alleged attempt to sign Traore, the former Hull City midfielder told Football Fancast: “Obviously Nuno fancies him. It’s difficult.
“You could play him down the middle, but Harry Kane’s staying now, you could play him down the right-hand side, he’s the quickest player in the Premier League.
“That’s what Nuno’s saying, that he’ll get us up the pitch. 50 million would be a fair reflection, I think. Wolves would have been happy with 50 million.”
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I suspect the main reason Spurs hesitated in paying more than £40m for Traore is because of the fact that the winger has just two years left on his contract. Paratici might have believed that the club could get the 25-year-old for a lower fee in January.
However, Tottenham’s plans will obviously be scuppered if the winger signs a new deal at the Molineux. So the club might well be in contact with Traore’s representatives to discourage him from signing a new contract.
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