Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Bruno Lage has refused to rule out the prospect of Adama Traore leaving the club before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.

The Spanish winger was named in Lage’s starting eleven for their FA Cup third round victory against Sheffield United yesterday afternoon and featured for 68 minutes before being replaced by Trincao.

Traore has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur with the North London outfit said to be prepared to offer around £18million (Daily Mail).

The 25-year-old has around eighteen months left to run of his contract at Molineux and has no intention of putting pen to paper on fresh terms in the Black Country (The Athletic).

Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is rumoured to be keen to transform the jet-heeled winger into a wing-back (The Times), having made a similar transition with Victor Moses while the pair were at Chelsea (Sky Sports).

When quizzed about reports linking Traore with a move away from Wolves, Lage told The Telegraph: “I know nothing about it, but what is the most important thing in the world of football? It has to be good for the club and good for the player. I’m happy with my forwards. But you never know.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Traore is a thoroughbred when it comes to his athleticism and pace, however, his lack of end product in the final third is a huge concern.  This season, he has failed to score or provide an assist in 21 appearances in all competitions (transfermarkt).

If Spurs do manage to secure his services, he will be cup tied for the visit of Brighton in the next round.

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