The 19-year-old winger scored on his first start for the club in Tuesday night's 5-3 Capital One Cup victory at Villa Park.
Aston Villa new boy Adama Traore gave fans a glimpse of his Barcelona pedigree in Tuesday night’s 5-3 Capital One Cup second-round victory over Notts County, marking his home debut with his first goal for the club.
After an eye-catching cameo in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace, the 19-year-old winger was bought into the line-up for the League Two club’s visit as one of nine changes from the weekend and proceeded to showcase his renowned pace and dribbling prowess right from the start.
His dominance down the right flank was soon rewarded in the 24th-minute when the ex-Barca hotshot cancelled out Genaro Snijders' 16th-minute opener thanks to some fine work from Jack Grealish, who laid his fellow teenager up for the equaliser from the edge of the box after a driving run.
Villa were forced to haul themselves level twice more before settling the tie in extra-time through Scott Sinclair’s third goal and a Joe Bennett strike, but the former Spain Under-19 international’s performance was one of the clear highlights on a testing night for Tim Sherwood’s men and should have sealed him a regular spot in the line-up going forward.
Whether his first Premier League start will come in the weekend’s home clash with Sunderland is now up in the air, however, as fans were forced to watch on in anguish on the hour when the £7 million man was forced off with a knock.
It remains to be seen how serious the problem is but, judging from the reaction on Twitter to his 60-minute showing, the claret and blue faithful would love to see him get a chance to take on the Black Cats’ struggling defence.
This Adama Traore is gonna be the real deal. Telling ya #AVFC— Will☮ (@TheWillJones) August 25, 2015
Traore well worth his £7m already. This lad has clearly got some talent. #AVFC— Andrew Shaw (@ajshaw_84) August 25, 2015
Why am I already sensing I'm going to be gutted when we sell Traore next summer #avfc— James Crosby (@jamesc0105) August 25, 2015
So impressed with Adama Traore. Looks a proper player. #avfc— Mr_Holte (@reillyavfc1987) August 25, 2015
Adams traore is the name ! Be afraid premiership defenders be very afraid #avfc— geraint winder (@geraintwinder) August 25, 2015
Adama the quickest man alive his in fast forward #avfc— Richard Tonks (@dicktonksy) August 25, 2015
Traore again, kid looks like being something special #AVFC— Indy Randhawa (@IndyRandhawa91) August 25, 2015
Really like the look of Adama Traore. I also like the way he always tries to stay on his feet even when fouled. #avfc— Ian Baker (@ianbakersport) August 25, 2015
Please don't tell me Adama is going to be out for Sunderland #avfc— George Smith (@george_avfc99) August 25, 2015