Spurs Strike Deal For Traore Loan
The Barcelona Winger will join Spurs on loan for the remainder of the season.
As the January transfer deadline looms ever closer, Spurs fans were greeted this morning by the news that they have landed Spanish starlet Adama Traore
on loan until the end of the season.
Predominantly a right-winger, Traore has struggled to make the breakthrough at Barcelona, playing behind the likes of Neymar and Messi. Spurs fans are apparently viewing the Spaniard as a backup for Erik Lamela, as Pochettino deepens his squad for the second half of the season.
Traore has spent his entire career until this point at the Nou Camp, playing 22 times for the first team, and scoring 4 goals since his breakthrough in 2013. His record for Barcelona B is similar, with 7 goals in 47 appearances. But what Traore brings to the side, in Pochettino's eyes, isn't necessarily measured by goals.
"Adama is a fast, talented player, who can cause defenders all kinds of problems. I would not measure his season on the basis of goals scored, but rather on the basis of how many defenders he passes, his vision, and his work-rate, all of which have been exemplary. He is a great young talent, and I look forwards to working closely with him."
There is no indication yet whether this is a move which Tottenham will seek to make permanent, but for now, Traore will play the remainder of this season in a white shirt.