Arsenal could benefit from Tottenham’s acquisition of Adama Traore, who is valued at £50m.
Adama Traore, a WOLVES midfielder, has been linked with a move to Tottenham in recent weeks.
Wolves midfielder Adama Traore has been linked with a move to Tottenham in recent days, with Antonio Conte reportedly interested in the Spaniard despite his contract expiring in 18 months.
Spurs’ renewed pursuit of the tricky winger could signal the end of the Lilywhites’ interest in Tariq Lamptey, giving Arsenal a clear advantage in the race to sign the wonderkid.
Traore moved to Wolves from Middlesbrough in 2018 for around £18 million.
Traore has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most exciting wingers, impressing in Nuno Espirito Santo’s side with his electrifying pace and close control.
Traore’s wealth of experience, which he is beginning to boast after 158 Premier League appearances at the age of 25, makes him an intriguing option for Premier League clubs to consider.
Spurs, Liverpool, and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for the Spain international in the past, but reports linking him with a move to north London have grown more prominent in recent weeks.
Traore’s arrival in January would likely put an end to their pursuit of Tariq Lamptey, giving Arsenal a free run at the Brighton midfielder.
Conte wants Traore to play as a wing-back, so any Lamptey deal could be shelved.
After leaving Chelsea in January 2020, Lamptey made an immediate impact at Brighton.
The Hillingdon-born right-back made just one league appearance for Chelsea – a 2-1 win over Arsenal in December 2019 – before being snapped up by Graham Potter for a bargain price.
With his daring nature and superb technical ability, the wing-back has shone at the AMEX Stadium, emerging as one of England’s brightest young prospects.
However, due to his age and contract length, Brighton are under no obligation to sell him, assuming a £50 million asking price.
As a result, Tottenham believes Traore, who is valued at around £20 million, is a better buy.
Takehiro Tomiyasu is currently playing at right-back for Arsenal, but he is more suited to a center-back position.
Mikel Arteta’s philosophy necessitates energetic full-backs, so Lamptey would be a perfect match.
Conte is rumored to want Traore as a right wing-back in his team.
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