Traore impressing with Wolves
Adama Traore has experienced a meteoric rise in the last 18 months or so.
The Spaniard originally made the switch to England in August of 2015, joining Aston Villa from FC Barcelona.
Traore didn’t exactly have the most fruitful time with Villa, making just 12 appearances for their senior side.
The now 24-year-old was then sold to Middlesbrough just a year after joining Aston Villa.
Traore’s Boro stint didn’t get off to the best start, either. The winger was full of pace and power, but his end product was seriously lacking.
Traore worked under three permanent bosses whilst on Middlesbrough’s books, with both Aitor Karanka and Garry Monk struggling to get the best out of the former Barcelona man.
However, rather surprisingly, it would be Tony Pulis who began to improve Traore’s end product.
In the half season that Traore worked with Pulis, he would score five and provide eight assists in the Championship.
Traore then departed the North East outfit in the summer of 2018 for a fee of around £18m.
The electrifying winger is now plying his trade with Wolves, and Nuno Espirito Santo has helped Traore to progress into one of the most feared players in the English top-flight.
In 24 league ties this term, Traore has scored four and provided seven assists for Wolves.
On the 27th of January 2020, Traore was named as the most successful dribbler in the Premier League, completing 131 dribbles with a success rate of 70.81%.
The Wolves standout was also named as one of the most successful crossers in the PL, managing 126 open play crosses with a higher success rate than Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold.
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Barcelona eyeing Traore reunion
In the wake of his upturn in form, Traore is now being linked with a return to his former club, FC Barcelona.
It was reported earlier this week that the Catalan giants were considering a summer move for their former star.
Now, according to the Daily Mail, Barca’s interest in re-signing Traore has intensified.
The reason for this, as per the Mail, is out of fear that their La Liga rivals Real Madrid could snap Traore up.