Antonio Conte has asked Tottenham’s board to approach Wolverhampton Wanders to sign Adama Traoré, as reported by Sport.
The winger spent the second half of the season at Barcelona, where he made 16 appearances in all competitions and failed to score once. He did not fulfil expectations, meaning the Catalan club did not choose the option to make the deal permanent.
The 26-year-old’s current contract with Wolves is set to expire in 2023 and Tottenham could offer him the chance to play in the Champions League.
Traoré’s physical characteristics – including his speed and strength – would be well-suited for the system that Conte is trying to develop at Tottenham. The Italian coach prefers to use a three-centre-back formation, where the Spanish international could play in the wing-back position.
Based on his brief stint at his boyhood club, Traoré is better suited to the physicality of the Premier League than the technicality that characterises La Liga.