In a recent interview with TV3, Adama Traore expressed his delight in joining Barcelona on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers this month. The Spanish winger said,
“I’m very happy to be back at Barcelona.”
Traore’s Lack Of Productivity At The Molineux Stadium This Season
Traore has experienced an up and down season with Wolves as he struggled to be productive with his performances in the final third. The 26-year-old has made 23 appearances for the West Midlands side during this campaign, scoring just one goal across all competitions.
However, the Spanish speedster has done well to average 1.2 shots, 0.9 key passes and 4.2 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He has even distributed the ball relatively well after making 77.9% of his attempted passes in the English top-flight (stats via whoscored).
What Will Traore Bring To Barcelona?
Traore is one of the quickest players in European football and can often use his electric pace to leave the opposition defenders to bite the dust out on the wide areas. He has got the strength and athleticism to shield the ball when running at full swing in the final third.
The Spaniard is a good crosser of the ball and can also set up some decent chances for his teammates to find the back of the net when he is playing well on the field. However, he has been guilty of being indecisive inside the opponent’s penalty box which could be why his goals tally has dried up this season.
We can expect Traore to bring plenty of pace and dynamism to Xavi‘s attack. The Wolves wide player will undoubtedly enhance the overall depth of Barca‘s match-day squad for the remainder of this campaign and could help them secure a top-four place in La Liga this year.
Traore is primarily a right-sided wide player but can also fill in as a left-winger or play down the middle as a striker if needed. His pace and versatility make him a good loan signing for the Catalan outfit this winter as long as Xavi is willing to offer him enough playing opportunities at the Nou Camp over the next few months.