Nuno gives verdict on Tottenham's victory at Wolves
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Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo is reportedly looking to reunite with former colleague and Wolves star Adama Traore – though he faces competition from Liverpool for the Spaniard in what could be a £40million deal.
Spurs boss Nuno, who moved to north London from Wolves at the end of June, remains a key admirer of the pacy winger – though it would cost in the region of £40m to sign him, over double the £18m Wolves paid for him back in 2018.
Traore, who played for Wolves at home to Spurs on Sunday in a 1-0 defeat, has become a popular figure in the Premier League since his arrival.
His direct style of play – boasting lightning pace, bullish strength and an ability to keep the ball glued to his feet – means that Nuno finds him to be the perfect addition to his newfound counter-attacking Spurs squad.
With only Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura as the only out and out quick wingers in the side – new signing Bryan Gil boasting more of a creative flair than natural pace – Nuno is desperate for more outlets.
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And Adama would be the perfect remedy, with the Telegraph claiming they are interested – although he would have to become their second most expensive signing ever, behind wantaway midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Liverpool are also interested in Traore, as their gegenpress style also suits the La Masia graduate.
However, with Diogo Jota in the form of his life and Harvey Elliott bursting onto the scene, a winger is not a priority for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Traore played superbly against the Lilywhites on Sunday.
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However, despite his brilliant wing-play, it is no secret that he must improve his end product – missing a glorious chance against Spurs to give Wolves their first points of the season.
The move comes off the back of further interest from Manchester City in Spurs and England captain Harry Kane.
Pep Guardiola’s men have made their interest known since before Euro 2020, where Kane agonisingly missed out on his first ever major trophy as England lost on penalties to a resilient Italy side.
And Kane’s main reason for wanting to leave the side from the capital is their inability to win trophies – a regular occurrence for City, who have collected 13 major honours in the last decade alone.
A fee of £150m is thought to be required to tempt Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to sell.
However it remains to be seen whether the Premier League champions are willing to pay such an astronomical fee which would make Kane the third most expensive signing in football history.
Spurs play Watford on Sunday as they look to make it three wins from three for the season.
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