Adama Traore 'travelling to Rockliffe' ahead of Middlesbrough transfer

Adama Traore 'travelling to Rockliffe' ahead of Middlesbrough transfer

The man signed by Aston Villa from Barcelona last year is on his way to Teesside to have a medical with Middlesbrough. This move comes after Albert Adomah was linked with a transfer to the Midlands club.

Dom Brown

With the transfer window ready to shut in just over 24 hours time, it seems Aitor Karanka is keen to keep making deals.

One player he wants at Middlesbrough is Aston Villa's Spanish winger, Adama Traore.

Local paper, The Gazette, have reported that Traore is 'headed to Rockliffe' and that the club is 'hopeful of completing a deal' before the deadline.

Traore, who spent 11 years with Barcelona and their sister club Barcelona B, moved to Villa from the Catalan club for £8 million last year, and was a hot prospect at the time.

Tim Sherwood managed to persuade the wideman to come to Villa Park, but neither player or manager could save the team from relegation.

Adama's first season in England was eventful

On the pitch, Traore seemed to make little impact. He started a handful of times and while looking lively in matches against Crystal Palace, for example, he did not score in his debut Premier League season.

This is mainly due to the fact that Adama, the name his shirt displays, had some bad injuries, as well as his disciplinary issues at Aston Villa.

He was left out of the squad for the Villans' match against Southampton and took to Facebook to say that the team 'made (him) feel worthless.'

The match against the Saints was the third last game of the season, when Villa were already relegated.

Middlesbrough fans, however, know that manager Karanka will not stand for any nonsense from his players and this will give the fans hope that Adama will succeed on Teesside.

Will the Adama deal have repercussions for other Boro players?

The one player that this would be likely to affect is Albert Adomah.

For the second year in sucession, it appears that the Ghanaian isn't happy at the Riverside.

There has been no official statement from the club, but Adomah has been missing from Boro's last two macthday squads, against Fulham and West Brom.

Earlier in the week there was speculation that Adomah could be off to Aston Villa, but that was quashed by the same source who reported Villa's interest.

Adomah could be the one to lose his place in the squad, should Traore perform for Boro.