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Barcelona president Joan Laporta comments on Adama Traore amid ongoing speculation

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has commented on Barcelona’s potential to sign Adama Traore, failing to rule out a move.

The Spaniard joined the Catalan giants back in January, and things went well for the first few weeks.

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Traore was in the team and making assists, and it looked as though the move would be a real success.

But Traore then lost his place in the starting XI, and then there were reports that Barcelona would not be exercising their option to buy the player at the end of the season.

Barca are seemingly looking at a lot of players ahead of the summer.

And it would appear they aren’t really in a position to trigger the option to buy on Traore.

Laporta said earlier this year that a swap deal involving Francisco Trincao and Traore could be ‘a very good option’.

And the president has again brought up Trincao.

He said (quoted by Fabrizio Romano): “Adama Traoré’s buy option is very high. And we’ve the Fair Play… let’s see, we also have the Trincão case with Wolves.”

One wonders if Laporta is still hopeful of securing that swap deal.

But there have been reports that Wolves don’t actually want to sign Trincao permanently.

There have also been claims that Sporting CP are interested in the 22-year-old, and that Trincao would like to link up with his former manager Ruben Amorim.

Swap or nothing for Barcelona in their pursuit of Wolves star Traore, as Joan Laporta fails to rule out move

Laporta branding Traore’s buy option ‘very high’ pretty much suggests they will not be triggering it.

He has again mentioned Trincao, with Wolves having a buy option for the winger that is quite similar to Traore’s.

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It seems clear that a swap deal involving the two players is probably the only way Barcelona can get Traore as one of their own.

But, with reports that Wolves don’t want Trincao permanently, it’s hard to see Traore becoming a Barcelona player ahead of next season.

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