West Ham United are set to battle it out with Tottenham Hotspur for Wolves attacker Adama Traore in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from The Express & Star who claim that the Hammers have joined Tottenham in the race to sign the powerful Wolves ace this summer.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte actually tried to sign the Spaniard in January but he joined Barcelona instead (ESPN).
He’s now back with Wolves though and it’s no surprise that Spurs want to sign him again, considering his ability to play either on the wing, through the middle or in the wing-back role.
West Ham’s interest in signing the ex-Barcelona ace may well represent a problem for Tottenham though…
Tottenham face West Ham competition for Adama Traore
The 26-year-old Wolves ace is a transfer target for both the Hammers and Spurs according to Midlands based newspaper The Express & Star.
And we believe that West Ham have a big advantage over Tottenham.
Spurs boss Conte will surely only want Adama as a wing-back. There is no way he’s getting into the Tottenham team as an attacker ahead of the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Richarlison or Dejan Kulusevski.
That means that he will have to battle it out with Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal for the right wing-back spot. It’s clear to see that he would face many obstacles on his path to regular first-team football at Tottenham.
Meanwhile at West Ham, the path is a little clearer.
David Moyes usually plays with four at the back, so Traore would be signed as an attacker. He could provide competition for Michail Antonio though the middle or play out wide on the left.
The Wolves ace would certainly have more chances to play regularly at the London Stadium than he would have at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
We think that Adama would be a very good signing for the Hammers, especially for just £10 million.
The 26-year-old Wolves ace is a really exciting winger when he is in full flow. He possesses blistering pace and is strong as an ox.
The fleet-footed attacker is a very exciting talent on his day. And if Moyes wants to sign him, we will back the Scot’s decision. He hasn’t got many wrong has he?
With Andriy Yarmolenko gone, the Hammers definitely need to strengthen in the wide attacking department.
And we believe that West Ham will be better placed than Tottenham to sign Adama Traore from Wolves this summer.