Barcelona ‘are yet to make a decision on Adama Traore’s long-term future’ with the Catalan club ‘to wait before activating £25m option to buy clause’ despite his impressive start on loan
- Barcelona are yet to make a decision over Adama Traore’s long-term future
- The Catalan club signed the winger on loan from Wolves in the January window
- They have an £25million option to make the move permanent in the summer
- And Traore has enjoyed an impressive start to life back at the Nou Camp
- However, club officials are reportedly reluctant to make any hasty decisions
Barcelona are reportedly yet to make any decision over Adama Traore’s long-term future at the club.
Traore returned to the Nou Camp on loan in the January transfer window from Wolves – seven years after leaving the club.
And he’s made an impressive start back in LaLiga, racking up four assists in six appareance across all competitions with his loan switch already looking like a success in the opening stages.
Barcelona are yet to make a decision over Wolves loanee Adama Traore’s long-term future
The Catalan giants have an option to make his six-month loan move permanent after a £25million (€30m) buy clause was inserted into his deal when he re-signed with Barca.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta was keen to trigger the option to buy clause as early as the winger’s presentation at the Nou Camp.
However, according to Spanish news outlet AS, Barcelona are reluctant to make any hasty decisions and will see how the rest of Traore’s time on loan will pan out.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta was keen to trigger Traore’s option to buy clause in January
The Spain winger has joined initially on loan, but the Catalan club can make move permanent
And Traore isn’t the only Wolves player they are targeting this summer.
Barca are also lining up a move for midfielder Ruben Neves with sources saying the 24-year-old is likely leave the club this summer, and we understand talks involving intermediaries have taken place concerning Barca’s interest.
Neves, who has two years to run on his contract, is now in his fifth season at Molineux and is said to be open-minded as to his future.
Manchester United and Arsenal are also admirers of the Portugal playmaker.
His agent, Jorge Mendes, arranged the January loan deal which took Adama Traore from Wolves to the Nou Camp and that is likely to be made permanent this summer, with Francisco Trincao – on loan at Wolves from Barca – making the switch in the opposite direction.
Barcelona are ready to launch a summer swoop for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves
But Neves’ name has now entered some of those discussions and Wolves will be braced for approaches this summer.
The former Porto star has again been outstanding this season with the team currently eighth in the Premier League under his compatriot Bruno Lage.