Stan Collymore tweets sarcastic message after finding out about Adama Traore's reported pay rise at Aston Villa

Aston Villa's Adama Traore has made just five appearances for the club so far.

Stan Collymore has reacted with a sarcastic tweet, after reports emerged in the Telegraph suggesting that Adama Traore was set to become Aston Villa's top earner.

Traore was brought to Villa this summer, but a clause in his contract reportedly means that his wage will rise to £75,000-a-week in the near future.

The winger is yet to make much of an impression at Villa Park, after spending most his time on the sidelines, and Collymore has joked about the 19-year-old's upcoming pay-rise.

When on the pitch Traore has shown flashes of talent, but he is yet to prove that he is worthy of being a top earner in Villa's squad.

The former Barcelona man could start for Villa tonight in their Capital One Cup tie against Southampton in the Capital One Cup, in what will be only his sixth appearance for the club to date. 

Villa go into their match against Southampton with Kevin MacDonald in charge, following the sacking of Tim Sherwood, and they will be hoping to give their supporters something to cheer about.

The Claret and Blues are currently at the bottom of the Premier League table, but progressing to the quarter final of the Capital One Cup should increase the positivity levels at Villa Park. 

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