Hughes has revealed that he has held discussions with the 19-year-old winger over a move to the Britannia Stadium.
MH on Adama Traore: He is somebody we have had discussions with, but there has been no progress on that front yet. #scfc— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 7, 2015
Blow for Aston Villa?
Hughes’s comments will come as a blow to Aston Villa, who are also reportedly interested in signing Traore this summer.
According to a report in The Daily Mail earlier this week, the Villans want to sign the highly-rated youngster.
Good signing for Stoke City?
Traore is part of the Barcelona B squad at the moment and is a player for the future rather than for the present.
There is no doubt that the Spaniard is talented and is a bright young prospect, but one should not expect him to turn on the style in the Premier League rightaway.
If Stoke (or Villa) recruit Traore this summer, then they will have to be patient with him and give him time to settle in.