Adama Traore joining Barcelona on loan until the end of season has been confirmed. Agreement between the clubs includes a buy option (which is not mandatory) for €30 Million plus bonuses.
In regards to this loan, the Spanish Giants is set to cover 100% of the Spaniards salary until June 2022.
Barcelona originally offered Traore a loan contract with a £29 million option to make the transfer permanent, and according to rumours, Traore would prefer to return to the club where he began his career.
Adama Traore scheduled to have medical tomorrow ahead of proposed move from Wolves to Barcelona on loan until summer with an option to buy for around €35m. 26yo Spain international contracted at #WWFC until summer 2023.
Adama Traore currently is on vacation with his Family in Dubai, he is waiting on the phone to return as soon as possible, when his agent and club informs him.
All party hopes that deal will be made official as soon as possible. Perhaps on Friday.
Spurs were reportedly closing in on a £20 million agreement for the 26-year-old after their previous £15 million proposal was rejected, but Barca seem to have surged ahead of Antonio Conte’s side in the battle to get him.
Traore started Saturday’s 2-1 victory against Brentford on the bench, but came on for the last 15 minutes and had a goal called out for offside by VAR.
Spurs have been interested in Traore for a long time and were in discussions to sign him at the conclusion of the summer transfer season. Despite the change of head coach from Nuno Espirito Santo to Conte, interest has remained high.
Traore’s contract expires in June 2023, and a new contract has been on the table for the last 15 months, with his present club eager to retain him.
The loss of Adama Traore is a big setback for Antonio Conte and Tottenham Hotspur, since the deal was considered to be all but sealed, with the club desperate to add further recruits.
They have a dilemma after failing to secure the Spain international.
Traore was brought in to provide energy at wing-back, where Emerson Royal has struggled to overcome a man in the opposing third. While Traore’s defending abilities have been questioned, no one can deny that his ball-carrying ability would have added a new dimension to the team.
Traore has lived in England for the last six and a half years, adjusting well, but Catalonia has always been home.
Adama Traore has made 140 league appearances in the Premier League scoring 8 times and assisting 14 times.
He joined Barcelona’s youth system at the age of eight and made his La Liga debut at the age of seventeen.
He would have yearned for the chance to return as an international player in his prime, eager to make an impact with his former teammate Xavi Hernandez.
He seems to be on his way to getting that opportunity now. Tottenham’s hunt for a new manager continues.