Following his superb form and excellent performances for Wolves this season, Adama Traore has admitted that he would open to join Real Madrid in the future despite been a Barcelona academy graduate.
Traore came through the ranks at Barcelona’s La Masia academy but made just one appearance for their first team before moving to England to join Aston Villa for €10m in 2015. He struggled at Villa and then Middlesbrough, where often he was criticised for lacking no end product despite his intense pace and strength.
The Spaniard who has made 29 appearances in all competitions so far, scoring five times and providing seven assists has now admitted that if he does not have the opportunity to return to Barça, he wouldn’t rule out a move to rivals Real Madrid. The 23-year-old also claimed that he wishes to become one of the best in England before considering a move back to Spain.
“If I do not have the option of Barça and I have to go to Real Madrid, I do not close any doors,” he said on La Sexta show Jugones, as quoted by Goal.
“There was a misunderstanding with Barça. Something happened that I didn’t like, but I prefer to keep it for myself.”
The Spaniard went on to reveal that while he would consider a return to Spain in the future, he first wants to achieve his goals in England. He added: “Yes, why not [return to Spain]? But I made a promise to become one of the best in England.”
Traore often uses his strength to get the better of opponents, most recently winning the ball from Benjamin Mendy with ease to set up Raul Jimenez’s goal. But Traore insists, remarkably, he doesn’t do weights to gain his muscles.
He added: “My training? I don’t do weights. It’s hard to believe, but I don’t do weights. It’s genetic. I exercise, but I gain mass very quickly.”
As a result of his fine form, Traore has been linked with a number of clubs, notably Tottenham Hotspur. Following their dramatic win over Wolves, Spurs’ star players were stunned by Traore’s impact on the game and pleaded with manager Jose Mourinho to sign him. However, in response, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santos insisted that the forward was ‘happy’ at the club.
Also, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recently applauded Traore, claiming that he is a ‘big, big talent’, before adding that he is even harder to defend against than the Premier League’s top goalscorer Jamie Vardy.