Villa confirm Adama Traore deal

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has added an exciting prospect to his squad after signing Barcelona youngster Adama Traore on a five-year contract.

The 19-year-old winger makes the switch to Villa Park ahead of the club's crunch clash with Manchester United at Villa Park on Friday evening, but is not expected to make his debut against Louis van Gaal's side.

Traore makes the move to England after an initial fee of £7.1m was agreed by the two clubs this week.

The cost could rise to £8.6m, based on performance related targets, while Barca have also included a three-year buy-back clause in the deal.

Speaking to the club's official website, Traore said: "It's an honour for me to come here. It's a club that showed interest in me from the first moment and made me feel important in terms of their project.

"I have spoken to the manager and have a very good impression of him and what he wants from me. All this have made this club my top attraction.

"I would also like to express my gratitude to everyone at FC Barcelona for helping me develop as a player and as a person."

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