Barcelona and Liverpool are reportedly facing stiff competition from Juventus in the race to sign Adama Traore next summer.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, the race to sign Adama Traore in next summer’s transfer window. Barcelona and Liverpool are no longer the only major clubs keen on signing the Wolverhampton Wanderers winger, with Juventus entering the chase.

Adama Traore spent most of his formative years with Barcelona before making his way to England, searching for regular first-team opportunities. However, only after he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers from Middlesbrough in August 2018 did he make an impression at the club level.

To date, the 25-year-old has turned out 145 times for Wolves, amassing ten goals and 18 assists in the process. While his record might not be too inviting for his prospective suitors, there is a feeling that Traore could make a big impact under the right coach. And some of the biggest clubs in Europe might be aligning with that thought process, with Barcelona, Liverpool and Juventus tailing him.

The interest from Barcelona is understandable amid the uncertainties surrounding the future of Ousmane Dembele, who has coincidentally been linked with Liverpool lately. With Yusuf Demir’s status as a permanent Barcelona not set in stone yet, the Catalan giants need to be on the lookout for a wide-attacker, making Traore a viable target.

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As for Liverpool, they are stepping up their efforts to land the Spanish international next summer, with Divock Origi being tipped to depart Anfield, either in January or post the end of the season. While Traore will not be a like-for-like replacement, the presence of Takumi Minamino in the Reds’ squad means they can afford to sign someone like the 25-year-old.

Meanwhile, Juventus are desperate to turn their fortunes around after struggling to remain competitive in Serie A in the last two seasons. And with Dejan Kulusevski heavily linked with a possible move away from the Allianz Stadium, Traore could come in as the ideal replacement for the Swede.

According to the report, each of Traore’s prospective suitors will make their move for him next summer. And with his Wolves contract having a little over 18 months left to run out, he could be available for a cut-price fee, which should appeal to Barcelona, Liverpool and Juventus even more at a time when each of them are experiencing a cash crunch.

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