In a recent interview with Cope, Adama Traoré recalled the time he got to spend with Xavi and Iniesta when he was eight, reminiscing his time at Barça and how speaking with Xavi and Iniesta and watching the two legends helped his football a lot. The Spanish international has caught the attention after leaving Camp Nou in 2015 and has now gotten all the attention from the media.
Initially a wing-back in Nuno Esperito Santos’ system, Adama, with two stellar performances against Manchester City, has caught the eye at Wolves, after failed stints at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. Nowadays, his club values him a lot and put a price tag of 100 million on his head in the summer.
“I remember when I spoke to Xavi and Iniesta when I was eight. Very rarely did we get to see first-team players. Seeing them how they directed and how they taught us things to improve was amazing.”Adama Traoré
Having made his debut for Spain, after getting called-up by Mali and the former World Cup champions last week, Adama talked about Xavi and Iniesta, the two legends that legends Barça’s midfield for years. He said that he learned a lot watching them and remembered one time where he talked to them while still being a kid at 8. The winger initially started at Barcelona with his debut coming against Granada in a 4-0 win and his first goal for the Culés against Huesca in the Copa del Rey.
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.