Wolves impending signing opens door for Tottenham transfer

Wolves are closing in on the signing of attacking midfielder Chiquinho, paving the way for Tottenham to make a hard push to sign Adama Traore. 

The purported deal is on the cusp of happening. Fabrizio Romano has tweeted about it, saying the “final details to be completed next week.” Which is as much of a sure a thing as Antonio Conte punching Daniel Levy square in the face at some point, before he eventually departs Hotspur Way.

What I’d pay to see that moment.

While Chiquinho, still only 21, is far from the finished article, he has the skillset to step directly into Wolves’ first-team fold, making want-away Traore disposable, even redundant. Cue Tottenham’s role in the drama.

This continued saga is akin to a fledgling romance in a cringe-worthy romantic comedy. Spurs are known to want Traore, yet haven’t officially, by way of a confirmed bid, committed to the coupling.

Traore is also interested, eyeing Spurs from afar, keen on working with maestro Antonio Conte. Yet Traore is still playing the field, yearning for a reconciliation with the ex from his hometown he never quite got over, Barcelona. Sounds like an exotic woman’s name if I didn’t know any better. Unfortunately Barcelona isn’t ready to give the relationship a second crack.

So Traore, if he wants an immediate upgrade from Wolves and a chance to impress his hometown ex, will commit to Spurs.

Expect Tottenham, now that Chiquinho is expected to land at Wolves, to make an official bid. Bruno Lage said he expects Traore to remain at Wolves, though that was before the recent Chiquinho development.

The latest logical speculation points to Tottenham submitting a loan offer with a built in to-buy clause. Spurs want to try Traore on for size before committing long term. Makes sense for a couple unwilling to make it official. And it will also free up the real dosh to splash out on permanent moves, though there’s relatively bupkis to report on that front.

Stay tuned for the climax of this tale, which should see the Spaniard join Spurs on loan. Then the attention turns to Conte to see if he really can make miracles happen.