The sad finale for Adama Traore at Barcelona


The sad finale for Adama Traore at Barcelona

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The winger has not been given much time at all on the pitch as his loan comes towards an end

That the other day Adama Traore did not get a single minute against Getafe is hard to understand.

Barcelona could have used him with his ability to take players on and his unpredictability. It’s a sign that Xavi has lost confidence in him. Little more than a month ago he was the ace up the coach’s sleeve.

Nine games in a row as a substitute. And four of them without playing a single minute. It’s clear Dembele’s explosion has not helped Adama, with the Frenchman in fine form. But after his hurricane start, four assists in five games, he will be disappointed.

His initial boom has flattened out and he will go back to Wolves on June 30, after the last league game against Villarreal and then the friendly against All-Stars in Australia.

It seems unlikely he will be at Barcelona next season, unless there’s some kind of Trincao swap but that isn’t’t happening bar a Jorge Mendes master work. A sad end for the La Masia born player who could not make his mark at his beloved hometown club.

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