Summer signing Adama Traore has said that he’s concentrating on his Aston Villa future at the moment, and is yet to decide where his international allegiance will lay.
With the Jack Grealish issues behind us following his declaration for England, Traore has confirmed that he’s not rushing to a decision on his international future despite being contacted by Mali’s Football Federation having played for Spain at Under 16, Under 17 and Under 19 levels.
The 19 year old is quoted by the BBC as saying.
‘A decision about international football isn’t something that I am thinking about right now. My priority is to concentrate on what I do for Aston Villa because that is the most significant part of my professional career. I want to play well for Villa and give my best because as a young footballer I need to challenge myself to reach the top. After that I will sit down and honestly look at my international opportunities and where they fall.’
Adama’s brother Mohamed who plays for Cordoba B team, has recently switched his allegiance it seems as he played for Mali’s Under 23’s earlier this year, so the option is clearly open to him and whilst there has been contact from Mali, there has been no official request yet.
The report also said that Traore picked up another small knock in the Under 21 game earlier this week and that’s why he was missing again from the Stoke squad.
‘It’s nothing serious and I hope to be 100 per cent as soon as possible. My head and heart wants to play right now but I guess it is not possible to rush myself back. After spending two months in England I have experienced great support from the fans and staff of Aston Villa. International football is for another time but what stands before me now is to be fit and give my best performance to my club always.’
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