Wolves manager expects Adama Traore to remain at club despite Spurs links

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Adama Traore
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Wolves manager Bruno Lage has revealed there have been no offers from Tottenham to sign Adama Traore and believes the winger will stay at the club beyond the January transfer window. 

The 25-year-old has 18 months remaining on his contract at Molineux and it has been tipped that the West Midlands outfit could look to cash in on the Spaniard. 

Tottenham have been credited with holding an interest in Traore with reports hinting the Lilywhites plan to make a bid worth £20 million this month. 

It comes after Antonio Conte allegedly shortlisted the Traore as an option to slot in at right wing-back, with the Italian hinting at doubts over the suitability of Emerson Royal in his system.

However, Wolves boss Lage has now shared that his side have not received any offers for Traore as of yet. 

In a press conference ahead of his side’s league meeting with Southampton, he said: “Adama is here, he wants to play for us and he’s a big professional. I’m happy with the four wingers I have.”

The Portuguese coach also reiterated his confidence that Traore would still be a Wolves player beyond the January transfer window. 

Lage added: “Yes, that’s in my mind. Nothing change. But, you know, this is football, the club has talked with Adama before, he has one year left on contract. I need to understand that. For now, I prefer to keep the players I have.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

If Spurs are this interested in Traore, then you would have thought an offer would be on the table by now at least. This seems to be another case of Spurs dragging their heels – maybe to secure a cheaper deal – but ultimately the club can’t afford to waste time when acquisitions are really needed this month. 

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