Adama Traore with FC Metz, for the 2019-2020 season .
Lacking of playing time in the past seasons, the offensive midfielder of Monaco desires to add more game minutes on his personal sheet. AS Monaco who owns his contract until june 2021, has loaned 24-year-old offensive midfielder Adama Traore without a buy option for this season to FC METZ. The agreement was taken in the last moments of the mercato. Mined by unprofitable experiences in recent seasons (Rio Ave in Portugal and Brugge in Belgium), the Malian international will seek to revive under the jersey of FC Metz . “I had a big injury, a double fracture of my my ankle. It was not easy for me, “says Traoré. Remitted mentally and physically from this bad moments, Adama pledge to “find time playing time, to give everything on the field so he can progress as a player. The most important thing will be to adapt to the team’s game system.
To achieve his goals, Traore will have to make hi place in a team that already has players such as Cohade, Maiga, Fofana, Angban, Gakpa and his Monaco teammate N’Doram. The former LOSC player will especially bring offensive solutions to Vincent Hognon. “I can play as an 8, but I’m more comfortable as a 10,” he described to the press.
At the press conference, Gaillot, Assistant D.G. of FC Metz said the following about Adama Traore:
“We’ve been following him for quite some time. He made a brilliant career among young Malian players. What we want is to revive him, that he rediscovers the aptitudes ” that were his, his ability to unlock situations by his precise passes wich is one of his qualities “.
At the start of this season, FC Metz, iwill have two Adama Traore in their team, and the 2 of them are teammates on the national team of Mali.
“Does the club with the Cross of Lorraine in their logo holds new reinforcement with their new international Malian international, he already has some experience of the national elite since he has 42 appearances and 7 achievements.
Formed at the JMG soccer academy in Bamako Mali, Adama plays in Europe since January 2014. At the time, the LOSC enlisted him from AS Bakaridjan. They lent the young Adama to Mouscron in Belgium. In the, summer of 2014, Adama Traoré made his debut in Ligue 1 under the colors of LOSC. Then in 2015 at the Fifa U20 World Cup, he received the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament. Considered a great hope when he came back from New Zealand, Monaco paid 15 million Euros to Lille for his transfer. While playing In the south of France, the native of Bamako played 22 matches and scored five goals. After that he has not exploded since, mainly because of injuries and repeted physical problems. A.art from the last season, where he peaked at 15 appearances in all competitions between the ASM and the Bruges Circle. He never played more than 10 games on a season,