Tuesday Transfers: Wolves are looking for Adama replacements, while West Ham has offered forwards.
Ryan Taylor of Express Sport gives you the penultimate episode of his summer column, Taylor’s Tuesday Transfers.
There is only one week left in the summer transfer season, and teams will be hurrying to make any last-minute moves despite having months to finish their business. Between now and August 31, almost every Premier League team is scheduled to be active, including Wolves, Brighton, West Ham, Watford, Crystal Palace, and Southampton, all of whom are featured in this week’s column…
If Wolves lose Adama Traore to Tottenham, they are considering Goncalo Guedes of Valencia.
Spurs are still in talks with Molineux officials about a deal after Wolves rejected a loan offer with a buyback option yesterday.
Nuno Espirito Santo wants to reconcile with his former star in north London, and Fabio Paratici has set his sights on securing the jet-set Spanish winger.
Adama’s departure now appears to be a certain conclusion, with Tottenham poised to convert the option to an obligation, which could be enough to tempt Adama to join Wolves.
Wolves are long-time admirers of Guedes, who has struggled with Valencia since arriving permanently from Paris Saint-Germain for about £36million in August 2018.
Furthermore, the Wolves administration is searching for further cover for Pedro Neto, who has had a setback in his recovery from a kneecap fracture. He is now anticipated to return in February at the earliest.
Guedes is most often found on the left side of a front three, but he can also be found on the right or in the centre.
Ademola Lookman of RB Leipzig is another viable option under discussion, and he would cost substantially less than Guedes, closer to £15 million.
Wolves are also planning a surprise approach for Cardiff and Wales striker Kieffer Moore as a possible replacement for Raul Jimenez.
West Ham have turned down several forwards in recent weeks, and it’s simple to see why after Michail Antonio’s stunning double in the 4-1 win over Leicester last night.
With 49 goals in the Premier League, the dynamic forward is now West Ham’s all-time leading goalscorer, and Antonio now appears to be a clear upgrade on the club’s previous record. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”