- Adama Traore faces a tough decision to make as far as his allegiance is concerned
- The Wolves forward has received a call up from both Spain and Mali national sides
- Traore was born and raised in Spain but his parents are both Malians
- Mali included him in their squad on Tuesday, and three days later, Luis Enrique released Spain's squad and Traore's name was also in it
Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Adama Traore is caught up in a real dilemma on which team to play for after receiving a call up from both the Spain and Mali national teams.
With crucial fixtures on the horizon for both Spain and Mali, both countries want Traore to wear their colors ahead of the games.
Traore is however more inclined to the Spain national side, as he received a call up last month but had to withdraw from the squad due to injury.
However, he is yet to fully pledge his allegiance to Spain and must now make the tough decision.
Traore, born of Malian parents, was raised in Spain and rose up the football ranks from Barcelona.
If he accepts the Spain call up, he could be in line to feature in crucial games against Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine.
On the other hand, Mali have a game against Ghana on October 9 before starting preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which commence in November.
Luis Enrique’s forwards for upcoming games include: Moreno (Leeds), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Dani Olmo (Leipzig), Ansu Fati (Barcelona), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Ferran Torres (Manchester City)
The 24-year old has represented Spain on a number of levels since his debut for the Under-16s, but is yet to make a senior appearance for the national first team.
In recent seasons, Traore has been a revelation for Wolves and has grown to become a crucial part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
His power, pace and ability on the ball led to rumors that he could be heading back to Barcelona at a time when the Catalan giants were looking for attacking reinforcements ahead of their squad overhaul.
He left Barcelona in 2015 and had a brief spell at Aston Villa before moving to Middleborough.
At Boro, Traore instantly attracted interest from Wolves who were keen to bring him to the Premier League.
At Wolves, he has established himself with a unique and potent partnership with striker Raul Jimenez.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nelson Semedo officially joined English Premier League club Wolves as he becomes the third Barcelona star that have been sold by new manager Ronald Koeman.
The Portuguese defender who joined the Spanish club earlier announced his departure after spending three years with the Camp Nou outfit.
He has officially signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League and the transfer fee is believed to be £35 million to become the ninth Portuguese player to join ever play at the club.
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