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On-loan Barcelona forward set to return to the Premier League this summer



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Following a frantic couple of weeks, Barcelona are currently evaluating the future of some of the existing stars, as Xavi Hernandez looks to bring about a summer of change.

According to a report from Diario AS, one of the players who could be allowed the leave the club is Adama Traore. The explosive winger is currently on loan at Camp Nou until the end of the season, having joined the club from Wolverhampton Wanderers in January.

The Catalans have the option to make the move permanent if they are willing to cough up the €24 million buy-out clause. But that is something the club are not considering at the moment.

Barcelona are worried about Adama’s role at the club, or lack of it. Following a promising return to Catalonia, the winger has struggled to gain prominence in Xavi’s plans lately.

In the last ten competitive outings, Adama has made only one start, which came against Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Europa League. The Wolves attacker hasn’t won Xavi’s favours thanks to a series of inconsistent performances and a tally of 0 goals and four assists in 15 outings.

It has ultimately compelled Barcelona to release the attacker at the end of the season, without meeting his termination clause.

The Blaugrana argue it is pointless to pay €24 million for a player, who has not only been inconsistent but also has his contract expiring at the end of next season when any European club will be able to snap him on a free transfer.

However, it might prove to be difficult for Barcelona to play the waiting game and sign Adama on a free transfer in 2023, as the attacker has been once again courted by Tottenham Hotspur this summer while Wolves themselves will be keen on offloading him.

As such, it is perhaps fair to assume that the Spanish international could be set for yet another exit from Camp Nou in the summer, as he looks to return to the Premier League.

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