Top 15 highest rated Under-21 Premier League players

The winter transfer market is nearing its close. Some Premier League teams made a couple of moves, while others seem to be happy with their current squad. Making transfers is not always about the present time, in some cases it’s about a team’s future. Therefore, we’ll be looking at the 15 highest rated Under-21 footballers currently playing in the Premier League. Note: it’s never easy to put an accurate market value on a player, but Transfermarkt does a pretty good job at it. On top, we find Anthony Martial. The French…

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Aston Villa vs Sunderland – Premier League preview and team news

Sunderland will be looking to build on their first point of the new season by collecting victory when they travel to Aston Villa for a fixture which has hardly been full of goals in recent times. Claiming a win at Bournemouth on opening day was the ideal start for Villa, but they have been edged out twice since then in two displays which suggested that the team is very much a work in progress. They lacked creativity and had few chances in the home loss to Manchester United, while it…

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Premier League preview: Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa – Adama Traore set for Villans debut

Crystal Palace will be aiming for their first home win of the new season when they entertain Aston Villa, who also lost narrowly to one of last season’s top four in their previous match. There were plenty of positives for the Eagles to take from their defeat to Arsenal, losing out to an unfortunate own goal after Joel Ward’s crisply struck equaliser. It was another strong performance which, on another day, would have been enough to gain at least a point, so they will undoubtedly come into this very different…

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Aston Villa complete STUNNING capture of Barcelona winger

Aston Villa have completed the signing of exciting young Barcelona winger Adama Traore for a reported £7m, the BBC report. The 19-year-old has spent the majority of his time with the Barcelona B team, but started to make some small headway into the senior side last season. “He’s dynamic, very quick and a maverick-type player – you never know what he’s going to do next and I mean that as a compliment,” Villa manager Tim Sherwood told BBC WM 95.6. “He’s a huge asset for this club. He can hurt…

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Aston Villa hoping to steal another of Liverpool’s targets by making bid for Keita Balde Diao

Aston Villa could prove to be the thorn in Liverpool’s side once again, as they prepare to steal another of their key targets, the Metro report. According to the Metro, the Villans are planning a £7.8m bid for Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, who is also attracting the attention of both the Reds and Arsenal. Keita is reportedly unhappy with the Serie A side, and is thought to have handed in a transfer request to try and make his feelings known (via Metro). Tim Sherwood has been alerted by the…

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Aston Villa agree three-year deal with Barcelona youngster and reported Liverpool target Adama Traore

Aston Villa have reportedly won the race to sign Barcelona youngster Adama Traore, who was also wanted by Liverpool and Stoke City, according to the Metro. The 19-year-old has supposedly agreed a three-year deal with the Villains, with an option for a further year, while the Catalan giants are set to pocket £4.2m from the prospect’s sale (via Metro). The attacker had been linked with a switch to Merseyside as Brendan Rodgers looked to bolster his options further, after a very busy summer for the Reds. Having made several acquisitions aimed…

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Liverpool set to win race to sign Barcelona youngster Adama Traore

Liverpool look set to win the race to sign Barcelona youngster Adama Traore, according to the Metro. The Metro report that Stoke City and Aston Villa have also been interested in signing the 19-year-old, and met with Traore to discuss a possible move. However, the Reds are the ones that look set to get his signature, after the Metro reported that he decided he wanted a move to Anfield. Brendan Rodgers will be able to complete the move for the winger once the Merseyside club trigger his release clause, which…

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Aston Villa hoping to scupper Brendan Rodgers’ move for Barcelona prospect

Aston Villa have emerged as the surprise contenders to scupper Liverpool’s move for Barcelona youngster Adama Traore, according to the Metro. The Metro report that the Reds were seemingly close to sealing a deal, with the 19-year-old set to arrive on Merseyside for a medical. However, Tim Sherwood’s side have swooped in and now lead the charge for the winger (via Metro). The Midlands outfit are willing to spend £7m on the prospect, but are also open to a potential loan deal. Despite a difficult period earlier in the window…

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Barcelona starlet Adama Traore ‘accepts’ Liverpool move

Highly-rated Barcelona youngster Adama Traore has reportedly accepted a move to Liverpool over a switch to Italian giants Roma, according to the Metro. The Metro claims that recent reports have placed the young forward in England for a medical, with Liverpool being the most likely destination. But while The Reds have kept quiet on the situation, Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has said on his website that Traore is Anfield bound after rejecting the chance to link up with the Serie A side. The Metro states that Traore has…

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Barcelona prospect reportedly set for Liverpool medical

Barcelona youngster Adama Traore is set to undergo a medical ahead of a move to Liverpool, according to the Metro. Representatives from the Anfield outfit had travelled out to Spain to try and make a deal happen for the 19-year-old, the Metro report, and it appeared that they were in the driving seat to get the winger. However, their hopes of landing the prospect looked like they may have been dashed when their neighbours tried to sneak in and use their good relationship with the Catalan giants to bring Traore to…

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Everton to battle Liverpool for signature of Barcelona prospect Adama Traore

Liverpool’s hopes of landing Barcelona youngster Adama Traore have suffered a setback, after the Metro reported that Everton have joined the race to sign the 19-year-old. The Reds were in pole position to sign the winger, the Metro report, after officials flew out to Spain to try and tie up a deal. However, their Merseyside neighbours have registered an interest, and are hoping to use the good relationship they enjoy with the Catalan giants – having already signed Gerard Delofeu on a permanent basis during this window – will be…

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Liverpool desperate to seal deal for Barcelona youngster

Officials from Liverpool have reportedly flown out to Barcelona to complete a deal that would see young winger Adama Traore move to Anfield, according to the Metro. The 19-year-old had looked destined to join Louis van Gaal at Manchester United this summer, the Metro report, but the Red Devils have allowed their bitter rivals to swoop in after stalling on completing a move. The Metro suggest that the Spain youth international will move to Anfield on an initial season-long loan deal, with a permanent switch set to be agreed next…

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Man United news: van Gaal confirms retirement plans, while Barcelona pair linked

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils have reportedly agreed a £23.1m fee with Barcelona for the transfer of winger Pedro, according to the Metro. Chelsea and Liverpool were also keen on the 27-year-old. He may not be the only winger that United hope to sign from the Nou Camp outfit this summer, as the Metro report that the club are keen on completing a deal for Adama Traore. The 19-year-old has a release clause of £10.6m, and Louis van Gaal is reportedly willing to…

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Louis van Gaal hoping to seal superstar signing, and reportedly plans to start with double deal for Barcelona pair

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has claimed that the Premier League side need to make a superstar signing if they wish to start winning trophies, and it appears from other reports that they may have already been lined up. According to Sky Sports, the Dutchman claimed that while he already has a strong squad at his disposal, the side are missing that final bit of quality to elevate them back into a position where they are challenging for silverware, but he plans to rectify the situation during this window.…

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Manchester United set to miss out but Barcelona youngster is heading to the Premier League

Manchester United appear to have missed out on Barcelona youngster Adama Traore, after the winger reportedly decided that he wished to become the latest player to switch the Nou Camp for the Britannia Stadium. According to the Daily Express, the 19-year-old is set to follow in the footsteps of both Bojan and Marc Muniesa and join Stoke this summer. The Express suggest that United were not the only Premier League side taking a look at the Spain youth international, with both Southampton and Everton also keen, as well as plenty…

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