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Adama Traore finalises move to Aston Villa

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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Adama Traore with the ex-Barcelona player signing a five-year deal Friday morning.

The fee for the 19-year-old is believed to range from £7 million to £12 million.

The new Villa Park signing arrives from Spanish giants Barcelona having arrived in the famous La Masia academy in 2004.

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Tim Sherwood, speaking to BBC West Midlands said: "He's dynamic, very quick and a maverick-type player - you never know what he's going to do next and I mean that as a compliment."

The Villa boss added: "He's a huge asset for this club. He can hurt the opposition and I'm delighted to bring him here."

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"He comes from a very good academy with Barcelona and I've known him a long time."

"It's a club that showed interest in me from the first moment and made me feel important in terms of their project"

Traore had managed to appear for the Catalan giants four times, playing primarily for Barcelona's B side in the Segunda division scoring eight goals in 63 games.

'An honour'

Speaking to Villa's official website, he said: "It's an honour for me to come here. It's a club that showed interest in me from the first moment and made me feel important in terms of their project."

The young winger has also represented his country at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels.

This signing brings much flair and promise to Sherwood's Villa rebuild but the pen to paper came too late for their match against Manchester United on Friday night.

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