Barcelona will complete the loan signing of Wolves winger Adama Traoré on Friday, according to Fabrizio Romano, who reported on his official Twitter account that the deal was done. The Spanish giants have beaten Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign the flying winger and Spain international.
Wolves Winger Adama Traoré Completes Move to Barcelona
Adama Traoré to Barcelona, done deal and here-we-go. Loan with buy option [not mandatory] for €30m plus bonuses. Barça will cover 100% of the salary until June. 🔵🔴 #FCB
Deal to be signed on Friday, as per @David_Ornstein.
Enhorabuena a @martinezferran @gerardromero @sport 🤝 pic.twitter.com/QQCIVpnSrD
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 27, 2022
Barcelona Sign Adama Traoré on Loan With Option to Buy
Barcelona will take Traoré on loan for the rest of the season with the Catalan club having the option to buy, should they wish to. If they do take up the option, the fee would be €30 million plus add ons. Barca will also cover the players’ full salary for the period of the loan. 26-year-old Traoré will now return to the club where he began his career before leaving for England after just four senior appearances.
Contract Running Out
Traoré currently has 18 months left on his current contract at Wolves; however, it is increasingly unlikely that a new deal will be signed. Should the winger return to England in the summer without Barcelona taking up the option to buy him, Wolves could either face losing the player for less than his value or nothing, should the player decide to see out his contract.
Barcelona Beat Spurs to the Signing of Adama Traoré
It was an open secret that Spurs were interested in Traoré and were keen to sign him permanently during this transfer window. However, it is believed that Traoré was not keen on the idea of playing as a wing-back as Spurs boss Antonio Conte was planning.
Wolves also rejected £15 million earlier this month and were believed to favour a deal that saw their player move abroad rather than to a Premier League rival. Just two points currently separate Wolves and Spurs in the race for a European spot.
In a turn of events that will now see Barcelona sign Adama Traoré and beat Spurs to his signature, the flying winger is now due in Spain and will have a medical at Barcelona on Friday. Should all go well, he will complete his loan move back to the club where it all began for him.