Fulham complete signing of Adama Traore

Fulham have completed the signing of Adama Traore.

Traore, 27, was a free agent following his exit from Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of last season. He has now signed a two-year deal, with the option of a third.

Fulham targeted Traore as they were keen to strengthen in wide areas following the departures of Dan James, Manor Solomon and Neeskens Kebano over the summer. James returned to Leeds United after his loan stay, Solomon joined Tottenham and Kebano moved to Al Jazira, in UAE, at the expiration of their respective contracts.

Fulham have already signed Traore’s former team-mate Raul Jimenez from Wolves for a fee in the region of £5million, as well as Calvin Bassey from Ajax in a deal worth around £19m.

“It’s a nice opportunity for me,” Traore said on his move. “Another chapter. I like the club, I also have information from Raul, who seems to love the club.

“I’m excited and hungry to give 100 per cent here.”

“I’m thrilled to welcome Adama Traore to Fulham Football Club,” Fulham sporting director Tony Khan added. “He’s an explosive and powerful winger with great pace, and he has tremendous experience in the Premier League.

“He’s a player with whom we are very familiar, and he’s been on the opposing side of our team on numerous occasions; I believe that he’ll be a great addition to Marco (Silva)’s squad.”

Traore joined Wolves in 2018 and made 200 appearances for the club. He spent the second half of the 2021-22 season on loan at boyhood club Barcelona, where he made 11 appearances, before returning to Wolves.

The winger scored twice and registered two assists in 34 Premier League appearances for Wolves last season.

He is also a Spain international and has won eight caps for his country, the last of which came in 2021.

Fulham won their opening game of the new season earlier on Saturday, with Bobby Decordova-Reid scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win at Everton.

Marco Silva’s side are next in action on Saturday when they host Brentford.


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