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10 players that are too good for the Championship

  • These guys could easily play in the Premier League or abroad if they were to seek football elsewhere.
Ben Roberts
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Modified 28 Jul 2018, 15:24 IST

#8 Adama Traore (Middlesbrough)

Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Adama Traore

Adama Traore is built in much the same way as Xherdan Shaqiri: both short, stocky, but very quick. Both can also weave in and out of defenders with ease, which is a quality that belongs in the Premier League, as it suits the division's fast tempo.

Traore was actually developed in Barcelona's youth academy, and played for Barcelona B for a couple of years before being signed by Aston Villa in 2015. He made the switch to his current club, Middlesbrough, the following summer for around £7m.

Both of these teams were in the Premier League when Adama signed for them, so there is likely a pattern emerging here.

Where might Adama Traore end up?

Wolves are the most likely club to snatch up the tricky winger, with The Sun reporting that they're prepared to pay £18m up front for his services this summer. It would see the 22-year-old make a return to the Premier League, which is where he belongs.


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Published 28 Jul 2018, 15:24 IST
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