Adama Traoré Diarra was born on the 25th of January 1996, and he is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers, and the Spain national team. (Despite playing for the Spanish team, he was also qualify to represent Mali in football).
Adama Traoré, who was born in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, to Malian parents, joined Barcelona’s youth setup in 2004 at the age of eight, after a brief period with neighbouring L’Hospitalet. And in 2013 he was promoted to the B-team, and made his debut on 6 October in a 0–1 away defeat against Ponferradina in the Segunda División championship.
The young talent also featured for Barcelona’s under-19 side in the inaugural edition of the UEFA Youth League, playing five times and netting twice as they won the trophy. Adama scored his first official goal for the Blaugrana’s main squad on 16 December 2014, playing 16 minutes and contributing with a solo goal in an 8–1 home demolition of Huesca in the 2014–15 Copa del Rey.
Adama Traoré joined Premier League club Aston Villa on a five-year deal for a reported £7 million (€10 million) that could rise to €12 million on the 14th of August 2015, with Barcelona inserting a three-year buy-back clause in his contract. The young play maker made his debut eight days later against Crystal Palace, and his cross led to an own goal from Pape Souaré eight minutes after he had entered the game as a substitute for Carlos Sánchez. And as a matter of fact, he scored his first goal three days later, the team’s first of a 5–3 home win over Notts County in the second round in the League Cup.
On the 31st of August 2016, Adama Traoré signed a four-year contract with Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee and Albert Adomah moved in the opposite direction. The winger made his debut on 10 September 2016 in a 1–2 home loss to Crystal Palace, replacing Cristhian Stuani for the final nine minutes; during his first season, he took part in 31 matches without scoring.
Adama Traoré, on the 8th of August 2018, joined newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee in the region of £18 million. Unexpectedly, he scored his first goal for the team and in the Premier League on the 1st of September in his 40th appearance in the competition in a 1–0 win away to West Ham United. Adama’s first start occurred on 27 October, in a 0–1 away defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.
And on the 6th of October 2019, in his 50th competitive appearance for Wolves, Traoré scored both goals in a 2–0 away victory against reigning champions Manchester City. The young star scored his first goal in UEFA European club football as Wolves drew 3–3 away to Braga in the UEFA Europa League group stage on 28 November.
Return to Barcelona
FC Barcelona on the 29th of January 2022, announced that they had reached an agreement with Wolverhampton Wanderers to bring Traoré back on a loan, with a contract until the 30th of June 2022 and an option to make the deal permanent.
And on the 1st of July 2022, Traoré returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers after the club opted not to sign him permanently.
The Malian Football Federation reported on the 17th of February 2014, that Traoré and his older brother Moha had decided to represent Mali at senior level. But in an interview with BBC Sport in October 2015, the former stated that he was still considering his international options. The young star made his debut for the Spanish under-21s on 22 March 2018, playing 15 minutes in the 5–3 away win over Northern Ireland in the 2019 UEFA European Championship qualifiers.
Adama Traoré declared that he wanted to play for Mali in the month November 2019. However, after few days later he received his first call-up to the Spanish national team for Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Malta and Romania in place of injured Rodrigo. The 26-year old pulled out of the squad himself due to injury, and was replaced by Pablo Sarabia.
According to an ESPN report, on the 7th of October 2020, Traoré made his first appearance for Spain in a friendly match against Portugal, coming on as a substitute in the 62nd minute. Again, on the 10th of October, Traoré again came on as a substitute for Spain in a Nations League match against Switzerland. Both parties, between Mali and Spain had named Traoré to their respective squads for their matches during the October international fixture window, but with his appearance in a competitive match against Switzerland, he is cap-tied to Spain and FIFA eligibility rules prevents him from representing Mali.
Adama Traore’s salary at Barcelona
According to Capology, Adama had a gross salary of 2,690,000 during his time at Wolves, which amounts to 51,731 per week.
However, it was reported that FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta made clear when the Spain international joined the club that he has made a sacrifice with regard to his wages, as there are reports that he will be paid around 350,000 for his half season at the Camp Nou.
Adama Traore Diarra Net Worth and Salary
According to the Forbes update, it is claimed that Adama Traore Diarra’s net worth is 12 Million euros.
UEFA Youth League: 2013–14
Copa del Rey: 2014–15
Segunda División Team of the Year: 2013–14
Middlesbrough Fans’ Player of the Year: 2017–18
Middlesbrough Players’ Player of the Year: 2017–18
Middlesbrough Young Player of the Year: 2017–18
PFA Player of the Month: January 2020