Adama Traore joins Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory today announces that Gold Coast United defender, Adama Traore, has signed a two-year deal with the club.

Melbourne Victory today announces that Gold Coast United defender, Adama Traore, has signed a two-year deal with the club.

Traore has made 56 appearances for the Queensland team, scoring 3 goals, and has proven to be one of the most exciting young players in the competition since moving to the Hyundai A-League ahead of the 2009/10 season.

The 22 year-old said, “I-m excited to be moving to Melbourne Victory and look forward to taking the next step in my football career.”

“I-m very grateful to everyone at Gold Coast United and have made some good friends through some tough times, but I felt this opportunity was the right move for me.”

“Melbourne Victory-s fans are the best in the country and the facilities at AAMI Park are amazing, so I can-t wait to get down there for pre-season training,” Traore added.

Melbourne Victory Coach, Jim Magilton, is eager to see the Ivorian in action, “Adama is someone who caught my eye the very first time I saw him play.”

“He-s a very quick left-sided player and while he-s a noted defender, he-s also a handful going forward and has scored some nice goals so I expect him to be a real asset to the team,“ Magilton added.