Adama Traore is a graduate of FC Barcelona’s renowned La Masia youth setup and is keeping the door open for a return to Camp Nou. The Wolves winger is fascinated by the possibility of a return to Barcelona and is willing to discuss the possibility with his representatives.
For a while, the speculation about a move to Camp Nou has swirled around the winger, with his status soaring in England. The 25-year-starting old’s role at Molineux is no longer certain. However, after forcing his way into the Spain team, a reunion with the Catalans could yet be on the cards for the native.
Traore stated on the matter, “Barcelona is my home. I grew up there, and was there for 10 years. I have to discuss things with my agents, and see what role Barca needs for a return.”
Traore only played four competitive matches for Barcelona before choosing to move elsewhere. In the summer of 2015, he moved to Premier League side Aston Villa. However, after being relegated in his first season, he agreed to a move to Middlesbrough a year later.
After Middlesbrough suffering relegation from the Premier League, Wolves provided him a pathway back to the top flight in 2018. During his time at the West Midlands, Traore made 131 appearances and scored 10 goals. With the goal of adding to a five-cap haul at Euro 2020, senior international recognition has been established, and interest from afar continues to grow.
Traore was reportedly in talks with Wolves about a new contract, according to sources. However, no documentation has been signed, and his current contract will end in the summer of 2023. Wolves don’t find themselves under any pressure to sell. However, there has been a lot of change at Molineux, both on and off the field, which could cause future plans to be altered.
Bruno Lage has taken over as manager of the Premier League club after Nuno Espirito Santo stepped down, and it remains unclear whether Traore will feature in his plans. The Barca discussion is likely to continue, although the Liga giants are currently well-stocked in attacking quality. This summer, Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero were recruited. As a result, Traore’s ambitions to return to his roots may have to be postponed.