​Widely regarded as a pace and power merchant (or 'PnP' for those that like the Football Twitter lingo), Adama Traore has enjoyed a fantastic start to the 2019/20 campaign, now being tipped with a move away from Molineux


The rumour of a potential move to Spurs comes after Wolves' last-gasp 2-1 defeat to the Lilywhites on Sunday, a defeat that saw the North London outfit leapfrog Nuno's side into fifth in the Premier League table.

Jan Vertonghen

Nevertheless, Traore was impressive throughout, causing Jan Vertonghen all sorts of problems down Spurs' left-hand side. 


The winger's performance was rewarded late on in the second period as the Spurs backline backed off, allowing Traore to unleash a fierce drive from distance which left Paulo Gazzaniga with no hope. 


The addition of productivity in the final third makes him a mightily tough proposition for opposing defenders and he, unsurprisingly, ​caught the eye of a number of Spurs players on the weekend - I mean, have you seen the size of him.

Adama Traore

Although an imminent deal may seem unlikely, here are a few reasons why it would be an astute bit of business from the Lilywhites.


Depth


With Spurs' injury report persistently reading: 'Erik Lamela (hamstring) is continuing on-field rehabilitation', Jose Mourinho's side could use extra attacking options.


Lucas Moura and possibly Giovani Lo Celso are the only two players that can play on on the right side of Spurs' three behind Harry Kane at present. However, the signing of Traore, an out-and-out right winger would ensure Mourinho isn't completely reliant on the inconsistent Moura and would potentially enable Lo Celso to play in a more favourable central role. 


Development in the Final Third

Adama Traore

While he's always been a player that's looked like he could make something happen with the ball at his feet, the major knock on Traore was his productivity in the final third.


After registering just three assists and no goals in his first one-and-a-half years of Premier League football, Traore found his feet in the Championship with Middlesbrough - making 15 goal contributions in the 2017/18 campaign.


A move to Wolves followed and after a tricky debut season at Molineux - just two goal contributions - the Spaniard's starting to find his feet once more and he already has three goals and three assists this season.


The advancement Traore's made under Nuno Espirito Santo has been substantial. Adding a little bit of composure to a pace and power machine makes the 23-year-old almost unplayable on his day.


Ability on the Counter

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If you have Heung-Min Sona willing runner, and Christian Eriksen, a tremendous distributor, in your ranks, you're going to be a fairly decent side in transition, and Spurs were under Mauricio Pochettino. 


And now, under their new boss, there looks to be an even greater emphasis on the art of counter-attacking, especially in the 'big' games. 


Couple his electric pace with a new-found composure in front goal, you now have a counter-attacking juggernaut in Traore, whose ability in transition can be likened to that of Son's, maybe even superior.


If you're not sold, take a look at his brace against Manchester City back in October.


Greater Service for King Harry

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Back in Pochettino's heydey at White Hart Lane, you had wing-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose servicing the imperious Kane at a relentless rate. However, with Walker departing and Rose declining, Kane has been starved of service from wide areas in recent times - something that he thrives off.


With Kieran Trippier also out of the picture, Son more effective as a striker of the ball rather than a crosser and Moura preferring to drift inside, Traore could be the man to provide for Kane from out wide. 


While he can drift infield, Traore, more often than not, tries to beat his man on the outside before delivering or driving into the box. So, with the winger's tendency to reach the byline and Kane's intelligent movement inside the box, they're a match made in heaven. Right?


Weaken a Top-Four Rival

Jan Vertonghen

It's not crazy to say that Wolves are a top-four contender this season. Nuno's men are eighth in the table but are just five points off Chelsea in fourth, and if they'd won the game they dominated on the weekend, they would've been just two points off the Blues. 


The West Midlands outfit are a tough proposition for any side they come up against and Traore has been a major factor in their success this season. Lose him in January and Wolves are certainly an inferior side.