AFTSZ: Everton lead race for Traore signing
Everton lead the race ahead of fellow Premier League side Stoke City for the signing of Barcelona’s Adama Traore.
The Catalan giants are keen for the 19-year-old winger to go out and experience other European leagues, having made his Barca debut against Getafe last November.
Roberto Martinez’s Everton are understood to be leading the chase, however, their hopes of a permanent deal are limited.
Everton acquired Gerard Deulofeu from the Catalans on a permanent basis recently, and their connections with the club puts them ahead of Stoke in the race for the Malian.
Traore has vast experience for Barcelona’s B team and represented Spain up to Under-19 level, before committing his future to Mali.