Chelsea Transfer News: Wolverhampton Wanderers in recent years have signed some impactful players for good value and have sold them on good profits. Adama Traore is the latest name that’s they might sell.
Tottenham is in pole position to acquire the flying Wolves’ winger. However, according to journalist Dean Jones, Thomas Tuchel’s side are also in the running.
Adama Traore has been a vital player for the Wolves in the way they want to play. It will be interesting to the race and the final fees being exchanged.
What’s the latest news with Traore?
Tottenham’s interest in the player is known to everyone. Spurs are pushing hard to make sure he is their player as soon as possible. The former Middlesbrough winger has 18 months left on his contract and Chelsea has decided to join the race. If the reports are to be believed, the deal will cost around 20m pounds.
Chelsea may not be the frontrunner in this race, but they have a history with the player. Chelsea was interested last summer as Tuchel wanted to bolster his attacking options. However, the deal never materialized.
What did Jones have to say?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “The right wing-back role is one they are having to look into, and I’m told he’s under serious consideration.”
Jones has made it clear that Chelsea wants to get the job done this time around. They are ready to battle Spurs for his signing, but Tuchel wants to play him as a right-wing-back. Traore has played that position before under Nuno Espirito Santo but mostly plays more forward as a winger.
The Blues are having defensive troubles off late. They are missing Ben Chilwell through injury and Reece James is also out with a torn hamstring. Traore has been a versatile player and could be used at various positions.
Chelsea Transfer news: Do the Blues need Traore?
The Spanish winger is having a troublesome season so far. He hasn’t scored or provided an assist in the Premier League this season. Traore might not be Chelsea quality from the looks of it, but the Blues are facing a defensive crisis. That’s the reason Tuchel wants to have him.
When you look at the Chelsea squad, they have many misfiring players currently who aren’t performing at their best. Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are struggling. The pair have only chipped in with four goals and two assists in 21 top-flight games combined.
Traore’s signing will give them mobility in the short term. He can be used to take workload from Cesar Azpilicueta as he is the only recognized right wing-back option left.