It’s deadline day and the big debate at Aston Villa this morning centres around the club’s apparent decision to allow Adama Traoré to leave the club.
Last night, it was reported that the twenty-year-old winger, a product of Barcelona’s La Masia academy, will undergo a medical at Rockliffe Park and open contract clubs with the Premier League newcomers today. It is not thought that Barcelona will exert their right to buy back the dynamic winger.
After an injury-plagued first season in England with the relegated Villans, the wonderkid told new Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo that he wished to leave the club, leaving fans wondering what could have been. The Spaniard made only one appearance in the second half of last season and has only been seen once this season, coming off the bench against Rotherham United.
Adding a twist to the tale, it seems that Traoré could be a direct replacement for Middlesbrough’s Albert Adomah, who is thought to be heading to B6 in an unrelated deal. After the player rejected a new deal at Middlesbrough, he spurned Aston Villa’s advances, initially reluctant to return to the Championship. Since he does not feature in Karanka’s plans, Aston Villa officials rekindled their bid to sign the twenty-eight-year-old Ghana international.