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Premier League Star To Snub Mali For Spain?

Amid speculation surrounding his international allegiance, Wolverhampton Wanderers star Adama Traore has now commented on his links to Spain and Mali. 

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Traore's international future has been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent months, with the Spanish-born winger star seemingly committing to Mali before going back on that decision to join his country of birth. 

His maiden international call-up to the Spanish set up was rocked by an injury, and the Wolves wideman has now revealed that he has not made a final decision on where his international allegiance lies. 

"My mentality is to work for the team and the performance for the team gives me half a chance with two international teams and I am happy for that," Traore told BBC Sport.

"I am grateful (to have the chance) with the two international teams - Spain where I was born and Mali where my origins are."

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The former FC Barcelona starlet also explained how officials from Mali had tried to convince him to represent the nation of his parents, but hinted that he would be ready to re-join the Spain squad if he was called up again. 

"About Mali, they came to my house. We spoke and after that, the guy posed for a picture giving me a Mali shirt" he explained.

"With Spain I didn't go because I was injured. When the time comes, you will see which team I decide.

"But if Spain come again I will be in a position to go and train with Spain."

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Traore has enjoyed a stellar season with Wolves where he has recorded five goals and seven assists for the campaign thus far.

Who do you think Traore should choose to represent? Share your thoughts by commenting in the section below.


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