Official: Aston Villa Signs Barcelona Player
FC Barcelona officially announced on Friday the transfer of Barça B player Adama Traoré to Aston Villa for a fee of 10 million euros, rising to 12 million with add-ons. Barcelona have retained a buy-back option on the 19-year-old winger.
“It’s an honour for me to come here. This club has shown their interest in me from the first moment and have made me feel important within the project,” Traoré said at his presentation.
Villa manager Tim Sherwood described Traoré as a “physical player, a big, powerful boy, very quick, dynamic and a maverick-type player. Those players are few and far between.”
Traoré is Villa’s 10th signing of the summer and Barcelona inserted a clause into the deal giving the Camp Nou the option to repurchase the player during the first three years of his contract and a first refusal clause against any possible future transfer to another club.