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14th Aug 2015

New Aston Villa signing Adama Traore was better than us when he was 8 (video)

Simon Lloyd

It’s widely believed that Aston Villa have secured a gem in Barcelona youngster Adama Traore, and watching this video it’s easy to understand why.

As the footage charts his progress through Barca’s world-renowned La Masia academy, there are plenty of examples of the talent that led many to tip the 19-year-old for big things at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona’s loss is Villa’s gain, and Tim Sherwood is understandably chuffed at his new recruit.

“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,” the manager told BBC.

And just to emphasise how young Traore is compared to current Barca legend Andres Iniesta, look at the size difference between the duo in this clip…