From Wolves to Villa: Adama Traore’s Possible Midlands Shift
From Wolves to Villa, the Midlands Shift
In the wake of the notable exodus of Adama Traore from Wolves, Aston Villa is reportedly crafting a calculated surprise attack, laying the groundwork for his capture. This comes as a rather unanticipated move from the Midlands powerhouses, who seem to have already set their eyes on another star to amplify their attack reveal Football Insider.
Fresh from wrapping up a club-record signing of Moussa Diaby from Bayer Leverkusen, Villa is pivoting their focus to courting the free agent Traore, 27, adding an unexpected twist to the summer transfer landscape.
A Sterling Star on Villa’s Shortlist
Villa’s aspiration to sign Traore, a Spanish international with a year’s experience at the club dating back to August 2015, is no secret. Following his year-long stint with Villa, Traore completed an £18million move to Middlesbrough. Since then, he has spent a significant five-year tenure at Wolves, save for a loan spell at Barcelona during the second half of the 2021-22 campaign.
A Potential Deal on the Horizon?
Villa’s keen interest in Traore adds a fascinating layer to the transfer saga. Despite a contract offer from Wolves, it is perceived to be less lucrative than the deal proposed to him a couple of years ago. Villa, driven by Emery’s ambition to infuse pace and incisiveness into his forward line, could turn this into a promising opportunity.
Traore’s Track Record: Fast and Furious
Frequently in the firing line for his scarce end product, Traore’s 194 Premier League outings have seen a modest return of 10 goals and 18 assists. Yet, his blistering pace is undeniable, and as a free agent, he could be a real coup, considering no transfer fee would be needed for his services.
Last season, Traore chalked up just 12 Premier League starts from 40 appearances for Wolves, netting three goals and serving up two assists across all competitions. In spite of this, his availability, combined with his potential contribution to Villa’s squad, certainly makes this a story worth keeping an eye on.
This summer could witness an exciting exchange between two Midlands heavyweights over a player who could add significant value to his new team.