Report: Paratici opens talks with Wolves over Traore deal while Levy is away

Fabio Paratici
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Tottenham managing director of football Fabio Paratici has opened talks with Wolves for winger Adama Traore with chairman Daniel Levy currently away from the club, according to The Telegraph. 

Levy is said to have travelled to the Bahamas to meet with Tottenham’s billionaire owner Joe Lewis, to discuss the club’s ambitions moving forward.  

The Spurs chief has reportedly missed the club’s last four games, which included the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night. 

With Levy’s absence, Paratici has briefly stepped in to head Spurs’ early transfer plans this month, with The Telegraph reporting that the Italian has already opened talks for Wolves winger Traore. 

The Spaniard is still under contract with the West Midlands outfit until June 2023, but the report states the club is willing to accept an offer of around £20 million for a transfer this month. 

It is added that while Levy has appeared to have taken a step back from Spurs’ recruitment, he is expected to take the reins of negotiations should they enter an advanced stage or reach close to completion. 

Spurs manager Antonio Conte is said to view Traore as an option to deploy at right wing-back, with the former Inter Milan boss pointing out his side’s need for improvement in the wide areas. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Now that Traore is a lot cheaper, I can see Spurs pushing ahead to sign him if Conte really does think he could make a good right-wing-back. He certainly offers something different and direct, but he needs to improve his end product.

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