Traore signs for Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed the signing of left-back Adama Traore until the end of the 2022/23 season.

The defender comes to the club after a recent two-season stint at A-League side Melbourne Victory where he made over 40 appearances.

The pacey left-back has amassed over 150 appearances in the domestic competition and has experience playing overseas at the likes of FC Basel, Vitória S.C., and Göztepe S.K.

Traore said he was excited to link up with his new teammates come the start of pre-season in July.

“Firstly, I would like to say thank you to the Wanderers for giving me the opportunity and I am very excited to be joining them,” said Traore.

“I have always enjoyed playing against the Wanderers, they have fantastic facilities and passionate supporters that I look forward to playing in front of.

“I hope that I can bring some experiences that others can learn from and I hope to learn as much as I can from everyone at this great club.

“I really just want to play my best football for both the club and the supporters.”

Head coach Carl Robinson said Traore fits the profile of the Wanderers team.

“Adama has great domestic and international experience, he knows the league and has fantastic leadership qualities,” said Robinson.

“Adama fits the profile of the characteristics of what I am looking for in the fullback position.

“He will also play an important role in guiding and assisting in our continual development of young defenders from the Wanderers Academy.”

The Western Sydney Wanderers will provide further squad updates in the coming weeks.