Tottenham senior stars urged Jose Mourinho to sign Wolves attacker Adama Traore after he gave them the runaround at Molineux, Football Insider understands.
The winger, 23, was outstanding as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side came from behind to draw level in yesterday’s clash before a last-gasp Jan Vertonghen header secured the three points for Spurs.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Spurs’ players were hugely impressed by Traore’s contribution and made that clear to the manager in the dressing room afterwards.
One senior player is believed to have remarked he could not believe how much Traore has improved this season.
Traore struggled to make an impression at Wolves in his debut season following his summer of 2018 transfer for a then club-record £18million.
But he has added end product and greater potency to his explosive speed and outstanding athleticism to provide Wolves with a real cutting edge on the right flank.
Traore has made 14 league starts among 26 appearances in all competitions for the Midlands outfit in this campaign, scoring four times and supplying six assists to fully establish himself as a key member of the side.
This comes after he made just eight Premier League starts among 36 appearances in all competitions last season, which yielded just one goal and three assists.
Traore first moved to England in January 2015, when he signed from Aston Villa from Barcelona.
The former Spain Under-21 international subsequently joined Middlesbrough in the summer of 2016 and spent two years at the north-east outfit.
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