The Athletic have revealed that Daniel Levy was not too disappointed at Tottenham missing out on Adama Traore in January.
Traore was reported to be Antonio Conte’s preferred option for the right wing-back role (FourFourTwo) but the Spaniard snubbed Tottenham’s approach in favour of a return to Barcelona.
The Mirror subsequently revealed that Spurs felt their interest had been used as a ‘bargaining chip’ by Wolves to get the fee they wanted from Barcelona.
The Athletic have now confirmed that Spurs did push for Traore in January after Conte made it clear to the club’s hierarchy that he wanted the winger signed.
The report reveals that the Lilywhites wanted to include Matt Doherty in a deal to bring Traore to North London but this was not appealing to Wolves.
However, it is explained that Daniel Levy ‘had doubts’ over a move for the Spain international anyway. When Tottenham eventually missed out on Traore, it is alleged that the Spurs chairman was not overly dismayed.
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Perhaps Levy not being convinced by Traore is why Spurs were reluctant to offer the fee that Wolves were demanding earlier in the window (Fabrizio Romano on Matt Hayes’ YouTube channel).
If Tottenham had been decisive, maybe they could have completed the 25-year-old’s signing before Barca entered the picture.
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