MADRID, NETRALNEWS.COM - Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore has reportedly withdrawn from the Spanish national football team after suffering an injury just two days after he was called up.
The 23-year-old player was called by Spain on Sunday (11/10/2019), although there were a number of reports stating that he had decided to represent Mali.
"Unfortunately, I will not be able to join the national team due to injury in the match against Aston Villa that we played on Sunday (local time)," Traore said, as reported by BBC Sports on Tuesday (12/11/2019) .
"I'm sorry, I can not fulfill this call, but I will continue to work the best way for the next opportunity. I want to thank you for the trust that the coach has given me."
"This Monday (local time) I will undergo a medical examination at my club, Wolverhampton, to find out the extent of the injury."
Traore was called up to the Spanish squad to replace the injured Valencia player Rodrigo Morena. Ironically, Traore must now be replaced by Paris St-Germain player Pablo Sarabia.
Traore, who is born in Spain, is expected to play for the national team of his parents' home, Mali, even though he has represented the Spain Under-21 team.
The 'La Masia' Barcelona graduate has played 11 times for Wolves in the English Premier League this season.
Traore was initially expected to make his first appearance for Spain in one of the last two qualifying matches for the 2020 European Cup Qualifiers against Malta on November 15 and Romania three days later.