Report: Aston Villa delaying move for Adama Traore until Tottenham decide Townsend's future

Andros Townsend

Aston Villa are reportedly waiting to see what Tottenham's plans for Andros Townsend are.

According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa are delaying a move for Barcelona winger Adama Traore, because they are still looking to sign Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.

Villa have snapped up a host of players already this summer, with manager Tim Sherwood bringing the likes of Mark Bunn, Micah Richards, Jose Crespo, Jordan Amavi, Jordan Veretout, Idrissa Gueye, Scott Sinclair, Jordan Ayew and Rudy Gestede.

However, the Villa boss may want more additions to his side, with a winger possibly on his wishlist if he wants to return to play the 4-3-3 system previously used by former boss Paul Lambert - and the Daily Mail report that Villa have an interest in Barcelona teenager Adama Traore.

The 19-year-old has come up through the ranks at La Masia, but has been left in the Barcelona B side, and wants to move on and play first-team football elsewhere.

However, the report from the Daily Mail also states that Villa are holding off from making a concrete move for Traore, as they are waiting to see what Tottenham do with Andros Townsend.

Villa boss Sherwood worked with Townsend during his time at White Hart Lane, and having endured an up-and-down time at Spurs last season, the 23-year-old could look to leave in order to play regularly and guarantee his place in England's Euro 2016 squad.

It's noted that until Villa are absolutely sure about Tottenham's plans for Townsend, they won't move for Traore - risking losing the Spaniard to another club.

Traore has world class speed and great potential, but Sherwood is no doubt looking for a player who can make an instant impact at Villa, and Townsend's Premier League experience is bound to be a huge factor.

Whether Tottenham are willing to sell Townsend remains to be seen, given that they have put so much effort into nurturing him through his time at the club, with a season-long loan deal possibly more appealing to Mauricio Pochettino's side.

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