After Rodrigo Moreno's injury, the Wolverhampton player culminates a progression that began in the Masia
But who is Adama Traore? Son of Malian parents who arrived in Spain in the 80s, Adama was born in L'Hospitalet de Llobegrat on January 25, 1996. At 23, he has experience in the world of football and knows what it is like to seek life outside of Spanish football.
Traore began his career at Hospitalet, the team in his city, where he began to stand out. Given his potential, FC Barcelona made the decision to sign him with only 8 years and joined La Masia, the famous Barca talent pool, where Xavi, Iniesta or Messi came out, to give just a few examples.
Little by little, it was growing and it was surpassing the lower categories of the picture of the City of Barcelona, where it reached the subsidiary of the first team, FC Barcelona B. After two years in Juvenile A, in which their performances caught the attention of All the technicians, the coach at that time of 'B', Eusebio Sacristan, called him to debut on October 6, 2013, in the defeat of Barca B against Ponferradina.
In the 2013-14 season, he began to demonstrate his talent. In 26 games played in Second B, Traore scored 5 goals and 4 assists, something that was surpassing the subsequent campaign, 2014-15.
In that year, the Spanish-Malian played 37 games, scoring 3 times and giving 10 assists. These actions gave way to the first calls for the first team of FC Barcelona.
In 2013, in the match against Granada, Adama Traore made his official debut with the shirt of the first team of the Barcelona team. He replaced Neymar, one of the great stars of the Catalan team, in the victory by 4 goals to zero against the Nasrid team.
In the following season, in December 2014, he participated in the scoring of the Blaugrana team against SD Huesca, a meeting in which Traore entered history scoring a goal.
However, despite all his efforts, Barca B, at the end of 14/15 ended up falling to the Second B well, and this made Traore make the decision to leave his home since he was 8 years old.
Aston Villa, in August 2015, signed him for 10 million euros, thus leaving for England. He played 12 games a single season and scored just as much, against Notts County, in the La Liga Cup.
Just a year after joining the villain, he signed for Midlesbrough, where he returned to recover his best level. In the two seasons in which he was in the 'Boro' it was key for his team.
In the 2016/17 season, he played 31 games and scored a goal, improving his figures in the subsequent season. In the 2017/18 campaign, scoring 5 goals and giving 12 assists in 40 games, he drew attention to Wolverhampton.
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The 'Wolves' paid 20 million euros for their services, and from the first moment gave everything to contribute their grain of sand to the good performance of the orange box.
63 matches played in the almost season and a half he has played in Wolverhampton, with 5 goals and 11 goal passes are the figures of a player who based on effort and hard work, has become fundamental in the scheme of all 'Wolves'.
Speed, overflow, generosity and goal are just some of the qualities that have convinced Robert Moreno and his coaching staff to call him, since they consider him the ideal substitute for Rodrigo.