Toffees could be set to give some game time to winger Adama Traore.
Everton are looking to profit from their relationship with Barcelona once again by securing flying winger Adama Traore on a loan deal once the transfer window reopens, report the Mirror, with Barcelona chiefs so impressed by the development of Gerardo Deulofeu at Goodison Park this season that they are keen to see another of the club’s most exciting young prospects work under the tutelage of Roberto Martinez.
Just as Deulofeu was before he made the season long loan move to Everton at the start of last season, Traore is a precocious teenage winger whose reputation is currently much bigger than his level of first team experience, with the 18 year-old only have made three La Liga appearances for Barcelona – although he is a regular with the club’s B side in the second tier of Spanish football.
Born in L’Hospitalet, Traore opted to switch his international allegiance to Mali, the homeland of his parents, and has the potential to supersede Freddie Kanoute as the greatest player to be produced by the African nation.
Before deciding that he would represent Mali, however, Traore made appearances for the Spanish youth sides, showing just how highly regarded he is, with Traore’s raw pace likely to be a real asset for any team.