Adama Traore is ready to step up to the Premier League, and Newcastle should take advantage

Newcastle United have been put on high alert after transfer target Adama Traore has been up for sale by Middlesbrough, according to TeamTalk.

What’s the story?

Traore joined Middlesbrough from Aston Villa in 2016 and the lightning winger has since shone for Boro, scoring five and assisting ten in the Championship this season.

The 22-year-old Spaniard’s form has brought him to the attention of top clubs, including Chelsea, Monaco and Newcastle.

The previous asking price set by Middlesbrough of £30million might have put off Newcastle, but now it appears their north-east rivals are prepared to lower the fee in order to fund their purchase of Albert Adomah and Matt Phillips according to TeamTalk.

Is he worth it?

TeamTalk do not propose an alternative figure to the £30million already suggested, but if Newcastle could agree a fee south of £20million then that would represent real value.

At only 22, Traore has already shown great promise and his incredible pace will frighten Premier League defenders.

He still has work to do on his end product but is surely ready for a move to the top-flight, and Newcastle will do very well to see off interest from the heavyweights.