Tottenham to bid for Traoré while gaining ground on for Tomiyasu. Must admit defeat in striker pursuit.
Tottenham transfer news
In this article, we will bring you all of today’s Tottenham transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the rest of this month.
Spurs to bid for Wolves’ Adama Traoré
There is no place like home – or so they say – and in the case of Tottenham boss Nuno Espírito Santo, a bit of home could be on its way to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer in the vein of Wolves’ Adama Traoré.
Wolverhampton can offer around 18M€ + Rafa #Mir to Valencia by Gonçalo #Guedes. The inclusion of Spanish forward in the deal can help in the negotiation. 🇵🇹 #Wolves
Adama #Traore can leave Wolverhampton for around 40M€. 🔥 #Transfers https://t.co/qE9VPbmJsr
— Pedro Almeida (@pedrogva6) August 18, 2021
Wolves have apparently given the go-ahead for the Spanish international winger to leave the club for £34million this summer, with former manager Espírito Santo keen on reuniting with the pacey technician. According to the Daily Mail, the Molineux outfit is readying themselves to receive an offer from the north London side that could offer them a badly needed financial boon and ability to reinvest before the transfer deadline.
Tottenham back in for Takehiro Tomiyasu
Spurs continue to sound out potential reinforcements at the back this summer in a bid to move forward after the losses of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld and have apparently come back in for Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu.
#thfc have made new contacts with Bologna in recent hours to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu. The club are now competing with Leicester City for the defender. [Corriere di Bologna]
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) August 18, 2021
Reports in Italy suggest that Tottenham continues to push to get a deal over the line before the conclusion of the summer transfer window, with Serie A outfit Bologna hopeful of receiving an offer in the region of £20million before they feel comfortable with parting ways with the defensive standout. Capable of playing as either a full-back or in the center of defense, Tomiyasu would be an ideal purchase under Espírito Santo, who could reliably deploy the Japanese defender in either a back three or a back four deployment.
Spurs to admit defeat in pursuit of Dusan Vlahović
Dusan Vlahović has been one of the most sought-after center-forwards this summer window after the Serbian international’s impressive displays for Fiorentina last season. The Belgrade-native and FK Partizan youth graduate smashed 21-goals in thirty-seven Serie A appearances last season and was viewed as an ideal long-term replacement for what is an expected departure of Harry Kane at some stage.
4⃣0⃣ games, 2⃣1⃣ goals in 2020/21…
Atletico Madrid look to have won the race for Dušan Vlahović.
— 90min (@90min_Football) August 17, 2021
But according to 90min via a report in Corriere dello Sport, La Viola has agreed on a fee with Spanish champions Atlético Madrid thought to be in the region of €70million, though club president Rocco Commisso will have to sign-off on the deal. With a deal likely to go ahead, the uncertain nature of Kane’s future this summer has meant that Tottenham have missed out on a very viable long-term replacement that the club could build around under a new managerial regime.