Hours ago it seemed like Adama Traore was all wrapped up and ready to go to Anfield. Did something go terribly wrong at the negotiating table?
Liverpool may be closing in on Barcelona winger Adama Traore, but a surprise new suitor for the teenage star has emerged to hijack their bid.
According to the Metro, Aston Villa have emerged as a late entry into the Traore sweepstakes, with the Villa Park outfit now actually considered the favorites to land the 19-year-old Spanish national after reportedly putting forth a £7 million bid.
Traore has been a starter at Barcelone B over the past two seasons with four starts with the main club in that span. Traore also has 8 goals for Barcelona B but none in La Liga.
The Reds have a frustrating recent history with Aston Villa, suffering their first home loss of the season to the Villans in Week 4 and suffering elimination from the FA Cup tournament at their hands in the Semi-Finals.
Liverpool managed to get a measure of revenge on the club that beat them by buying out Aston Villa’s invaluable scoring machine Christian Benteke.