Barcelona ‘won’t trigger buy clause’ for on-loan Premier League star – ‘future decided soon’

Jason Soutar
Barcelona winger Adama Traore during a match

Barcelona have turned down the option to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore for €30million, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Spanish international joined the Blaugrana on loan in the January transfer window.

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He made 16 appearances for the La Liga giants, scoring zero goals and providing four assists.

Traore struggled for game time towards the end of the season after featuring heavily in his first month at the Nou Camp.

Since March, the 26-year-old had only played 79 minutes in La Liga before starting his side’s final match of the season – a 2-0 home loss to Villarreal.

The winger struggled against Unai Emery’s side before being substituted in the 57th minute, ending his time in Catalonia on a sour note after a good start.

Having scored one goal in 39 appearances this season for both Wolves and Barcelona, the Catalan club have opted against exercising the €30m buy-option in the loan deal, as per Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian journalist told his Twitter followers: “Barcelona won’t trigger the buy option clause for Adama Traore. It was included into loan deal from Wolves for €30m but Barca won’t spend big money on Adama as things stand.

“Traore’s out of contract in June 2023 with Wolves, his future will be decided soon.”

Elsewhere, Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Fulham teenager Fabio Carvalho.

The Portuguese forward, who is understood to have signed a five-year contract, will officially join the Premier League club on July 1.

Carvalho, out of contract this summer, was set for a move four months ago on deadline day when a £5m deal was agreed with the Cottagers but the transfer window closed without a medical and formal paperwork being concluded.

However, with a number of foreign clubs starting to show interest post-January it is understood that Liverpool were keen to avoid being dragged into an auction for the player when his contract expired.

They subsequently agreed that in addition to the initial fee they would pay a further £2.7m in add-ons and attach a 20 per cent sell-on clause to secure the player’s future ahead of the end of 2021/22.