Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino must add some pace to his attack in the summer transfer window after seeing his side’s performances go backwards this season in comparison to the last few years.

One of the main things that Pochettino needs in the next few months is someone who can play out wide and cause all sorts of problems to defenders, and that player is Middlesbrough attacker Adama Traore.

The Mirror has recently reported that Chelsea are in pole position to sign Traore, 22, in the summer, and it could cost them a deal around £30million to snap up the former Barcelona attack.

Although that is a lot of money for a club like Spurs, he would definitely be a stunning addition to Pochettino’s attack and it could mean that someone whose form has been poor this term like Erik Lamela could be shifted out.

Traore has been on fire at Middlesbrough ever since Tony Pulis took charge at the Riverside Stadium.

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The jet-heeled attacker, who is known for his lightning pace, has scored five goals and supplied 12 assists in 38 appearances across all competitions as he helped Boro achieve a top-six finish in the Championship and qualify for the play-offs.

On Saturday, Boro lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa in the first leg of their play-off semi-final, however Spanish ace Traore still managed to impress and was the only player in Pulis’ squad who was capable of causing problems.

Traore is fast, he can score and he can supply assists. He is exactly what Pochettino needs in the summer and he absolutely must go out and seal a swoop for the Middlesbrough speed demon.

In other Tottenham news, Jamie Redknapp has urged Daniel Levy to wrap up a new five-year deal for this fan favourite.

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