Report: Spurs set to accelerate talks with club over £40million deal

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Tottenham Hotspur are to accelerate talks with Wolverhampton Wanderers over a deal for Adama Traore this week, according to The Telegraph.

The Spanish international caused problems down Tottenham’s right-hand side of the defence with the likes of Japhet Tanganga having been beaten by the pace and strength of Traore on more than one occasion, yesterday at Molineux.

The 25-year-old has two years left to run on his contract at Wolves and is yet to agree to a new deal to extend his stay in the Black Country.

Nuno Espirito Santo is said to be a big admirer of Traore, having worked with him during their time together at Wolves, with Spurs ready to take him on loan for the rest of the campaign with a view to a permanent £40million move.

Spurs could also potentially look to spread out the £40million fee, in a similar fashion as to what Liverpool did when they signed Diogo Jota.  The Anfield outfit paid an initial £4m, with the remainder of the deal worth up to £45million coming in the form of a staggered payment plan.

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Traore has raw pace and power, but his end product can be massively disappointing as we witnessed yesterday when he squandered a brilliant one-on-one opportunity against Hugo Lloris to level the score.

A spread payment plan would hopefully allow Spurs to still have funds to focus on other targets before the window closed.

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