Following Wolves’ 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest last night, manager Bruno Lage revealed that he expects Adama Traore to remain at the club beyond the transfer window.
This comes after the winger has been linked with a possible move to Wolves’ most recent Premier League opponents, Tottenham Hotspur.
It was alleged that Spurs had held talks over a loan deal for the forward, with a view to signing him permanently in the future for £40m.
It was then reported that Wolves had turned down Tottenham’s opening offer of £5m to take Traore on loan, with an option to buy him at the end of the season. Wolves’ rejection was said to be based on the fact they would only part with him for a guaranteed sale.
However, the Daily Express claimed that Wolves were already on the lookout for replacements for Traore amidst Tottenham’s interest.
When asked whether he expects Traore to stay this summer, Lage replied (Telegraph):
“Yes, I think so, we want to create a strong side, a better side to be competitive.
“We need competition for a long Premier League season and the League Cup, if players are not fit we need people to come in for them.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Any manager would say the same thing here, no matter what the truth was. It sounds as if Spurs are going to push for Traore but I would be surprised if they offer more than £30m-£35m, to be honest.
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