By Noel Whelan

5th Jan, 2022 | 9:00pm

Traore has 'caught Conte's eye' at Tottenham as new price tag revealed - pundit

Adama Traore could be a “match-winner” from the bench if he seals a move to Tottenham, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 25-year-old will have “caught the eye” of Spurs boss Antonio Conte with his improved displays.

As reported by The Telegraph (2 January), Tottenham are considering a move for Traore in the winter window after seeing two bids rejected in the summer window.

A Wolves source has told Football Insider on Wednesday (5 January) the winger may be available for just £18million after being valued at £50m in August.

Whelan suggested the Barcelona academy product has fine-tuned his end product in recent years.

“When you’re talking about signing game-changers and match-winners from the bench, wow, Traore is the perfect fit,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.

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“He can produce something from nothing. That’s the excitement about him – the unknown, the power, the way he can drive past players and brush them off.

“He’s proven in the last few years now that he’s not just a one-trick pony. There never used to be any end product to his game, but now he’s improved that. He picks the best pass a lot more often now.

“And that is what will have caught the eye of managers like Antonio Conte. By all means, £18m for a danger man and super-sub like Traore – that’d be a real luxury for Spurs.”

Tottenham sit two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with two games in hand on their north London rivals.

Conte is yet to taste defeat in the Premier League since taking the reins at Spurs.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed Tottenham could knock Manchester giants off their perch after ‘£10million’ reveal.