Wolves winger Adama Traore would have no problem forgetting his ties to Barcelona if a move to Real Madrid presented itself, though a return to Camp Nou appeals more.
Traore, 23, spent most of his formative years in Barca’s academy and had been considered one of La Masia’s crown jewels for a long time.
The rapid forward even made his first-team debut in LaLiga as a 17-year-old in November 2013, playing seven minutes in a 4-0 win over Granada.
Barca allowed him to leave for Aston Villa in 2015, with Traore revealing the following year he had become frustrated with a lack of development at the Catalan club, as they kept him in the second team instead of helping him push on.
Concerns over his footballing mindset and end product became apparent at Villa and persisted after moves to Middlesbrough and Wolves, but this season he has taken on a key role at Molineux, even earning a Spain call-up.
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As such, talk of a move to a bigger club has surfaced in recent times, and he would not close the door on a potential switch to Madrid, even though it is not a priority.
“If I do not have the option of Barca and I have to go to Real Madrid, I do not close any doors,” he said on La Sexta show Jugones, before hinting at a previous issue with La Blaugrana.
“There was a misunderstanding with Barca. Something happened that I didn’t like, but I prefer to keep it for myself.”
And while Traore is open to returning to Spain, he has a goal to achieve in the Premier League first.
“Yes, why not [return to Spain],” he said. “But I made a promise to become one of the best in England.”