Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Adama Traore from Middlesbrough for a club record fee of £18 million.

The 22-year-old winger completed his medical on Tuesday and signed a 5-year contract with the newly promoted Premier League side.

Adama Traore advanced through the famed La Masia Academy and made a handful of appearances for Barcelona B and the later the A-team before leaving in 2015. He then moved to Aston Villa as they reached the Premier League that year and after a single season with the club, Middlesbrough signed the winger. 

The Spain u-21 international spent 2 seasons at the club with the previous season proving to his most prolific season yet in English football scoring 5 goals and providing 10 assists. Traore’s efforts were recognized with a triple award win at Boro’s End of Season Award. Now the winger returns to Premier League football with Wolves.

Adama Traore has represented Spain at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.

Speaking to Wolves TV, Traore said: “I’m so happy, it’s a great day for me and my family and hopefully for the team. I know the history of Wolves. It is a team with a big history and when people tell me I had the possibility of coming here I thought it was great. After that, my mentality is to work every day and be prepared for whatever comes.”

“I think Wolves are definitely ready for the Premier League. My mentality is to fit into the tactics but I think how Wolves play will definitely suit me. Before I make any decision I know how they play, how they move, how the wingers play.”

Traore becomes Wolves’ 5th signing of the summer following the arrivals of Rui Patricio, Jonny Castro Otto, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez.

Wolves host Everton in their opening match of the Premier League this season on Saturday.

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