The Mirror are reporting that Rafa Benitez is interested in bringing speed merchant Adama Traore of Middlesbrough to Newcastle this summer.
Traore was a Newcastle target last summer after Middlesbrough had been relegated, but nothing came of it.
The Spanish U21 International has lots of speed and skill and would fit well into Newcastle’s counter-attacking policy under Rafa Benitez.
And it seems Rafa will bring is some players with speed this summer.
Traore is a talented player, and under Rafa’s guidance, there is every chance he could fulfill what is massive potential; he’s still only 22 years old.
Adama Traore – speedy and talented Spanish winger
He would be an exciting signing for Newcastle with Rafa likely to be able to get the most out of his speed and skills at Newcastle.
Middlesbrough have made the playoffs in the Championship under Tony Pulis, but if they don’t get promoted it would seem that Newcastle have a decent chance of signing the player.
Traore is a bit like Kenedy in that there is no question of his skill it’s just bringing it out of him on a regular basis which Rafa was able to do quite brilliantly with Robert Kenedy.
Chelsea are also after the Spanish winger and are said to be in the driver’s seat – but with Rafa also being Spanish we must have a chance.
And the young player would get a lot more games at Newcastle next season than at Chelsea who have lots of top-class players in their first team squad – just ask Robert Kenedy about that.
Traore played 38 times with 5 goals and 12 assists for Middlesbrough this season.
He would be a good signing for Newcastle at a decent transfer fee.
What do you think?