Aston Villa newbie Adama Traore admits rejecting Bayern Munich opportunity this summer

The Spanish youth international was approached by his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.

One of Aston Villa’s new signings has confirmed that he rejected a potential move to German giants Bayern Munich this summer, in order to head to Villa Park for the upcoming season.

The player in question is Adama Traore. The Spanish youth international was of course well known to the Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard was his boss at Barcelona and was seemingly a big fan of his precocious talent.

With that in mind he approached Traore this summer about a move to Bayern.

But, as reported by, Traore rejected the move to head to Villa instead. He stated:

"I spoke with Guardiola but there were details that made me decide for Aston Villa.

“Bayern is a great club but it is difficult to play. I am grateful that Guardiola showed interest and hopefully in the future I can learn from him."

The young Spanish attacker arrived for a fee reported by the BBC to be in the region of £7 million.

The 19-year-old talent signed a five-year deal at the club however The Telegraph reported that Barcelona also inserted a three-year buyback clause in his deal – a common practice from Spanish sides – so Barcelona are fully aware of his talent.

As should Villa fans now be. He created an own goal on debut and then scored against Notts County in the League cup this week, showing his mercurial talent early on at Villa.

Villa fans will be hoping to see plenty more of it in the weeks and months to come.

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