Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore says he is yet to decide where to play his international career between his birth country Spain and his ancestral home Mali, where his parents hail from.
Despite a call up by Spain national team for the Euro qualifiers last November, the 23-year-old remains eligible to play for the Eagles of Mali having failed to honour La Roja’s invitation due to injury.
And following his sparkling form in the Premier League, with five goals scored and seven assists provided so far, both national teams (Spain and Mali) are back in the pursuit of the former FC Barcelona youth player.
“I think I am happy and lucky to have two national teams chasing me; Spain, where I was born and Mali where my parents came from,” Traore said.
“As for Mali, they came to see me. We had a chat after which I was handed a Mali jersey. For Spain, I am yet to play for them because the other time I was injured. When the time comes I will announce my decision.
“However, if Spain comes back calling I think I would be obliged to go and train with them,” he said.
The decisive moment could surface in March when both teams will be playing qualifiers and will likely invite the player, if he maintains his current form.