Spurs closing on first signing of January window: ‘Increasingly confident’

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Tottenham closing on first signing of January window: ‘Increasingly confident’

 

Word stemming from the English media late on Friday suggests that Tottenham Hotspur are inching ever closer to pushing a deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers star Adama Traore over the line.

The info comes courtesy of transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who has reiterated that those in a position of power in north London are indeed pressuring Wolves for the signature of their enigmatic wide-man.

This comes at the direct request of manager Antonio Conte.

It is understood that Spurs tabled an opening offer worth around £15 million for Traore this week, which was subsequently rebuffed.

Having expected as much, though, the Lilywhites are ready to return with an improved proposal, on the back of fresh talks between representatives from the Premier League rivals earlier today.

Daniel Levy and co., in turn, are ‘increasingly confident’ that an agreement will ultimately be found, as Traore gets set to take his talents to the capital for the 2nd half of the campaign.

Emerson backed

Antonio Conte targetting reinforcements on Spurs’ right flank, of course, shouldn’t come as all that much of a surprise.

This comes with summer addition Emerson Royal having come in for heavy criticism of late, owing to a less than impressive string of displays. The Brazilian’s output in the attacking third, in particular, has been routinely scrutinised.

When drawn on the questionable form of his first-choice right-wing-back during a press conference earlier today, though, Conte was quick to jump to Emerson’s defence.

After confirming that his decision to haul the former Barcelona man off prematurely against Leicester earlier this week came as a result of an injury, the Spurs boss reiterated that Emerson remains ‘only 22 years old’:

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This article was edited by
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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11
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Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
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Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
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