Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper David James has urged Wolves’ Adama Traore to join Arsenal on transfer deadline day.
The Gunners are still on the market looking for a new right-back. It looks like versatile Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is the one Mikel Arteta wants to bring in and a deal looks imminent at this point. (Read here)
Arsenal are unlikely to sign any more players before the deadline tonight unless an opportunity that we simply cannot turn down arises. James believes that Traore could be available today and has urged the Spaniard to join the Gunners.
David James: Adama Traore would be perfect for Arsenal
Arsenal have played three, lost three and are yet to score a goal so far in the Premier League this season. Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe are our chief creators at the moment, but James has claimed that Traore would be the ‘perfect’ solution for our creative woes.
The former England goalkeeper said on Sky Sports (11:23 am, transfer deadline day): “[Adama] Traore, he has to go to Arsenal.
“When Arsenal are looking for someone who is going to create goals for the likes of [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Alexandre] Lacazette, well, Traore is the perfect fit.”
Tottenham want Traore
Spanish news outlet AS claimed not too long ago that Tottenham and Wolves have agreed a £40 million deal for Traore, while The Mirror claim that the rapid winger really wants Spurs to sign him before the window shuts.
As amazing as it would be to steal one of Spurs’ top targets, it’s unlikely that either North London club will get him today.
Arsenal’s imminent signing of Tomiyasu will most likely be our last incoming of the summer, while Wolves are reportedly confident of keeping Traore at the Molineux despite the interest from Spurs ahead of tonight’s deadline.