Adama targets Barca return

Adama Traore confirms his long-term goal is to return to Barcelona after leaving La Blaugrana for Aston Villa.

The forward made only sporadic appearances in the Barca first team, spending the majority of last season with Barca B, and gave an insight into his last year at Camp Nou.

“I didn’t talk to Luis Enrique [before leaving]. I only saw he didn’t count on me,” he said, Sport reports.

“There are things you have to accept and I have to continue to develop. It was time to go.

“Returning? Nothing is impossible. There are spectacular players at Barca. If I get the opportunity to return I will make the most of it. Now is the time to prepare for that if it comes.

“There’s a lot of work to do. I have a lot to learn but I’m happy to make [the Villa fans] happy.

“It was a bad time at Barca B. There were mistakes that have to be learned from. It was a young team but we have to learn for our career.”

Adama also confirmed he was aware of interest from Pep Guardiola, who wanted to take him to Bayern Munich.

“There were details that made me decide on Villa. Bayern is a great club but it would be difficult to play,” he acknowledged.

“I’m grateful to Guardiola for his interest and hopefully in the future I can learn from him.”

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