Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed the Catalan giants would consider a player-exchange deal with Wolves for Adama Traore, with Francisco Trincao potentially going the other way.
Traore was thought to be Spurs’ first-choice target for the right wing-back role in January but he reportedly turned down the North Londoners’ approach in favour of a move to Barca (The Athletic).
The Express have recently suggested that Spurs could return as an option for Traore if he does not join Barcelona permanently this summer.
The La Liga giants signed the winger on an initial loan deal, with an option to make the transfer permanent for £29m in the summer (Sky Sports).
The 26-year-old has not managed to establish himself as a regular starter for Xavi’s side and Sport reported last week that Barca have no intention of paying £29m to sign the Spain international from Wolves.
The report added that Xavi only sees Traore as a squad player and the Catalan club do not want to pay a big fee for the winger.
It was suggested that Barca could consider swapping the Spaniard for Trincao, who is on loan at Wolves from Camp Nou. Laporta has now confirmed that such a swap deal is on the cards this summer.
The Barca president told Esports RAC1: “We are delighted with Adama Traore, it would be a good option and consider doing an exchange with Trincao. Adama has imprinted a spirit of maximum professionalism and dedication, he is a different player.”
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One would expect Spurs to be following Traore’s situation closely, given that Conte reportedly viewed him as an ideal fit for the right wing-back role. Perhaps, the decision will come down to whether the 26-year-old is content playing a bit-part role at his boyhood club or if he would rather be a regular starter at Tottenham.
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