Aston Villa fans have been discussing former Villan Adama Traore on Twitter after his performance in midweek.
This comes after Villa fan Twitter account @VillaFansUnited shared a post on their page about Traore’s Villa Park exit.
The page claimed that it was “terrible rationale” to allow Traore to leave the club back in 2016.
Should Villa have kept hold of Adama Traore?
This post then gathered numerous replies from Villa fans who were keen on sharing their opinions on Traore’s time at the club and his eventual departure.
Here’s a sample of Villa fans discussing Traore:
Was a pace merchant at villa nobody, not a soul predicated he would come this good don’t stan like you knew his full potential and it was all part of your plan.
— Gareth ? (@GarethAVL) January 24, 2020
The case that Adama was ‘always’ going to improve was not certain. Otherwise why did Barca offload him?; when Villa sold him we needed to ship players and generate funds, we sold Adama to buy in players like Albert and get us promoted. Last time I looked, that plan had worked.
— Nigel B6??? (@B6Nigel) January 24, 2020
This all stems from the blistering performance Traore put in during Wolves’ 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday where the winger earned himself a match rating of 8.0 according to WhoScored, the highest of any Wolves player. Traore signed to Villa in 2015 from Barcelona, but only managed to register 12 appearances for the Villa first team.
Now that Traore has started to blossom into a top player at Wolves, with a season rating of 7.72, some Villa fans have been reflecting on his short tenure at the club.
Adama was a means to an ends. Just about every player recruited for Tim Sherwood’s tenure, have gone on to bigger and better things, IMO, by the way.
— Richard Giles (@rwjgiles) January 24, 2020
I was at the cup game when he got injured. Was it against Notts County? Think he scored before he had to go off. Looked a proper talent and I was excited for his return. When he came back his lack of end product was worrying and I admit to not being that bothered when we he left.
— Adam ‘Deuce’ Robins ? (@AdamDeuce) January 24, 2020
I’ve been called every name under the sun for saying I could see his talents at Villa because of his game time with us. I knew he’d end up being a quality player it was just the end product that needed work and experience!
— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) January 24, 2020
Shows what a good coach can do. It was obvious during his spell at Villa he had something special….just needed coaching and time to develop
— Marc Wood (@marcw1987) January 24, 2020
What do we think?
With Traore hardly making an impact during his time at Villa and being regarded as a flop, his growth at Wolves will surely be a talking point for some Villa fans as they will wonder what could have been if he had stayed.