Paratici ‘huge fan’ of Premier League winger at Hotspur Way

Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici is a ‘big fan’ of Wolves star Adama Traore, according to the Daily Express reporter ryan taylor.

The Italian tried to sign him three times, including in January before his loan to Barcelona.

What is the latest news about Traoré?

Paratici’s admiration for the flying winger started in the summer of 2020 when he tried to bring Traore to Juventus.

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He failed on that occasion, as he did eight months later when he tried to bring him to north London on deadline day, only for Wolves to reject the late £5m loan pounds from Spurs.

His third failed attempt came in January when Paratici was close to finally getting his man, only for Barcelona to hijack the move late and secure a loan deal for Traore.

Despite each of these setbacks, Spurs have again been linked with a move for the winger, who could be available at a discount, with his £43,000-a-week contract with Wolves expiring next summer.

What did Taylor say about Traore?

While Taylor reckons Paratici and Conte have already wanted to sign Traore, he played down the possibility of the Spain international ending up in N17 before the window closes on September 1.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Paratici is a big fan, he tried to sign him when he was at Juventus, Conte obviously wanted him in January before moving to Barcelona. But so far there has been surprisingly little interest in him.

Do Tottenham need Traore?

Since Traore was close to signing for Spurs in January, their right-back and right-wing departments have changed quite significantly.

Conte was desperate to bring in Traore and play him as a winger, which seems almost impossible at the moment after the improved form of Matt Doherty and the recent arrival of Djed Spence, not to mention that Emerson Royal is still at the club.

Traore could still play as a winger, where he has spent most of his career, but after missing his services this winter Spurs have signed Dejan Kulusevski, who has been a revelation alongside Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

Richarlison has also been added to the squad, meaning Conte simply doesn’t need someone like Traore anymore, having improved significantly in both areas on the right side since his January snub.

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