Spanish wonderkid Adama Traore has completed his medical ahead of his £12 million move to Aston Villa.
The highly rated winger has rejected Liverpool and Stoke City to join Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa side.
The 19 year old was also a target of Manchester United but in recent weeks, Liverpool were favourites to sign the youngster.
The winger attracted interest from a number of clubs after the reserve side were relegated to Segunda B division.
Traore joined Barcelona’s youth setup in 2004 at the age of eight and in 2013 he was promoted to the club’s ‘B’ team, before making his debut later that year.
Traore played his first La Liga game at the age of only 17, replacing Neymar in a home win over Granada and just a few days later he also played in his first Champions League match.
The winger has appeared 4 times for the Catalan giants and 63 times for the Barcelona ‘B’ team.
Capped 22 times for different Spanish youth set ups, the young man was a part of Barcelona’s youth team which won UEFA Youth Cup in 2013-14.
Sherwood, who also tried to sign Adama when at Spurs, said over the weekend: ‘He’s a good player but at the moment he’s a Barcelona player.’
The Spain under 19 international is represented by the same agents who look after Jose Angel Crespo, the right-back Villa signed from Cordoba earlier this month.
Adama would become Villa’s tenth signing of the summer, joining Scott Sinclair, Micah Richards, Mark Bunn, Idrissa Gueye, Jordan Amavi, Jordan Ayew, Jose Angel Crespo, Jordan Veretout and Rudy Gestede.
Aston Villa are trying their best to reinforece their squad in the summer after losing the services of Christian Benteke to Liverpool and Fabian Delph to Manchester City.