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Barcelona confirm signing of Adama Traore on initial loan

Sean Walsh
Traore is returning to Barcelona
Traore is returning to Barcelona / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Barcelona have announced the initial loan signing of Adama Traore from Wolves.

The Blaugrana have an option to buy back their academy graduate for €30m at the end of the loan this summer.

Traore has already agreed to a potential five-year deal should Barcelona exercise this option.

The Spain international returns to Camp Nou having left the club back in 2015 for Aston Villa.

After a year at Villa Park, Traore then moved to Middlesbrough, featuring alongside current Barcelona star Martin Braithwaite.

Traore was sold to Wolves in 2018 and has since established himself as one of the Premier League's most polarising players.

In a parting statement, Wolves’ technical director,Scott Sellars, said: “Adama has always acted with the utmost professionalism, however it is no secret that we have not been able to agree a new contract with him, despite protracted negotiations, and his desire at the moment is to play football elsewhere.

“Everyone knows Barcelona is a city, and club, very close to Adama’s heart, so it is a dream move for him. We have also agreed a very healthy option in the deal should Barcelona wish to make the move permanent this summer.

“We wish Adama the best of luck in Spain, and hope that he plays regularly, has great success and shows everyone what he is capable of.”