Spurs legend claims club were right not to pay asking price for star this summer

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Graham Roberts believes Tottenham made the right decision not to pay £50m for Wolves’ Adama Traore during the summer 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 a transfer.

However, the move did not materialise, with sources claiming that Bruno Lage’s side priced the player out of a transfer by valuing him at £50m.

It emerged after the transfer window closed that Wolves were in talks with the winger over a new contract, with the club ready to offer him a salary of £125,000-a-week, which would make him their highest earner.

It remains to be seen whether the Spanish international will put pen to paper on a new deal at Molineux but Roberts believes the 25-year-old was not worth the £50m Wolves were demanding.

The former Tottenham defender told Football Fancast: “The club have Sonny [Heung-min Son] and they have [Lucas] Moura.

“Yes, Traore’s a different player, but when they’re going 50, £60m, no. 

“They’re just playing on English club with English club. So for me, 50 million, no.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

The Traore links certainly seemed to split opinion among Spurs fans. I personally thought he would have been a very useful addition to the squad but he was certainly over-valued at £50m, particularly given that he has only two years left on his contract.

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