Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers has ruled out a potential return to Barcelona stating that it is not in his hands to decide
La Masia of Barcelona has produced several world-class footballers and continues to do so. Many legendary names can be linked to the academy, with most of them being Barca players themselves like Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi himself. What is most impressive is that the academy continues to produce players of tremendous quality with Mauro Icardi and Hector Bellerin being younger examples.
Though not all players choose to stay and play with the Blaugrana, the Catalan side still has a massive advantage with their youth development. One such player, that decided to shift his endeavours elsewhere is Wolverhampton Wanderers’ star forward, Adama Traore.
The winger spent his childhood at the club, getting to play for Barcelona B, and eventually got promoted to the main squad in 2013. But, after just two seasons of playing for the first team, the Spain international made a switch to the Premier League with Aston Villa in 2015, as he was not getting enough game time.
Now, five years down the line, the 24-year-old has picked up interest from clubs all around Europe due to his recent performances for Wolves, one of which are Barcelona themselves. Traore has been linked with the La Liga giants for quite some while now and also shares a great relationship with their young prodigy Ansu Fati who also happens to be a La Masia graduate.
However, to the dismay of the Cules, the Spaniard may not be making a move back to his parent club. Recently, on his first cap for the Spain national team, the player reportedly said in a post-match interview that even though he holds regular talks with Fati, he does not think about a move back to Barcelona and only wishes to continue working on himself and produce better results for Spain and in the Premiership.
With Ronald Koeman being appointed as the new coach, the Catalans have been looking forward to a revamp of sorts, and attacking reinforcements to go alongside Lionel Messi would have been the perfect start for the club. But, with Traore likely being out of the equation Koeman might have to look at other cheaper alternatives for the Spaniard.
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