Aston Villa are one a few clubs set to try and win the services of Barcelona winger Adama Traore according to numerous reports. The 19-year-old has a €15 million buy-out clause in his contract, but Villa are apparently set to offer €10 million and tempt the Spanish club with a buy-back clause. Traore has received permission from Barcelona to fly to England for talks with multiple clubs, apparently, and he is looking for regular first-team time.
That last condition would likely put Villa at an advantage to Liverpool, with whom Tim Sherwood is thought to be competing. But it would do nothing to make Villa more appealing than Traore's other suitor, Stoke. Traore looks to be an immensely talented prospect, and already has four appearances with the senior Barcelona side. But interest in him has largely been derived from sixty-three appearances (and their accompanying eight goals) with Barcelona B, where he has been allowed to shine.
At this point while I trust the rumours, I'm not sure how much of a chance Villa have. If Traore truly wants first-team time, Villa may be able to afford it, especially given that he plays primarily on the right side of the pitch. We'll keep you abreast of any developments in the deal as they happen.