Adama Traore has resigned from Barcelona on loan until the end of the season. The winger joined Barcelona after they agreed on a £29m option to make the deal permanent once his loan period ends. Traore rejected any approach from Spurs as he was not convinced by the club. He was a long-term target for the North London club despite the change of head coach from former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
“FC Barcelona and Wolverhampton Wanderers have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Adama Traore until 30 June 2022. The blaugranes will pay the player’s wages and there is an option to make the deal permanent,” Barcelona said in a statement after the signing of Adama Traore. “The presentation of Adama Traore as a new FC Barcelona player will be on Wednesday 2 February behind closed doors. The club will announce further details shortly.”
“Adama has always acted with the utmost professionalism, however, it is no secret that we have not been able to agree on a new contract with him, despite protracted negotiations, and his desire at the moment is to play football elsewhere,” Wolves’ technical director Scott Sellars said. “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 on 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.”