Saints Involved In Spanish Transfer Confusion
Saturday, 1st Aug 2015 08:58
Saints are one of the clubs allegedly involved in what appears to be a chaotic situation surrounding Barcelona youngster Adama Traore.
Even the Spanish press can't a free on what the situation is regarding Adama Traore at the moment, the two Catalan sports papers are saying the exact opposite of each other.
Sport are saying that the 19 year old winger is up for sale at 10 million Euro's and that Barcelona are ready to sell although they would like a buy back clause in the contract, whilst Mundo Deportivo are claiming that Barca have no intention of selling and see Traore as a vital part of Barcelona B's forthcoming season.
However Mundo Deportivo are well aware that there is plenty of interest fro around Europe in the player also claiming that he is the most wanted player at the Nou Camp and name Saints as a club who have reportable contacted the player to persuaded him to move.
But if that is not confusing enough the Liverpool Echo are reporting that officials from Anfield have already headed to Spain to tie up the deal as the confusion surrounding the player intensifies.
Other media sources are saying that Barcelona are quite prepared to loan out Traore for the season and this is where Saints could be in the reckoning, if Traore was to head to Liverpool he would be joining a squad top heavy with attacking options, its hard to see just where he would fit in and how he would get a game, on the face of it just another of Brendon Rodgers mud slinging transfer policy.
Whereas at Saints Traore would stand a much better chance of getting game time and being involved with the first team squad on a day to day basis, what would the point be of him going to Anfield to make up the numbers, Barca would prefer to keep him in their own set up where playing for the B side he would have a more competitive level of football than he would get at Liverpool.
Stoke City are also another option but it could be that Stoke like Saints are being put into the equation at a higher level than they actually are due to the Barcelona connections of their respective managers.
From a Saints perspective its hard to see where Traore would get a regular game, but Saints are in the market for a flying winger option and loaning him in for a year would suit them.
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