Former Barcelona youngster and Malian national, Adama Traore has been branded the quickest man in world football by former team-mate Cyrus Christie.
According to Christie, Wolves player, Traore speed in a football match was not even run at full speed.
Both players played together at Middlesbrough between the year of 2017 and January 2018, when Christie was sold to Derby and subsequently Fulham.
Asked by the Counter Attack podcast who the quickest player in the game is, Christie responded: “Adama. There’s no competition. Everyone knows he’s the quickest man in football – 100 per cent.
“He doesn’t run at full pace either! That’s just taking the p***!
“When I was at Middlesbrough we had to do this sprint test. I knew Adama was quick and I said: ‘Come on Adama, let’s the sprint.’
“I was going my hardest and he just drove past me. And he was laughing as well, it was demoralizing.
“I had the second quickest time, but he was a different level.
“I didn’t see him sprint properly. I maybe saw him sprint properly once and that was when he ran the whole length of the pitch in less than 10 seconds.”
Adam traore is the fastest player on Earth. Pep Guardiola can’t believe what he did to him last night . pic.twitter.com/9R84sZO9jj— @Albanus 10 (@Albanus_10) December 28, 2019
Meanwhile, Traore’s star has continued to ascend, with the winger taking a starring role at Wolves, where he has scored four times and set up seven more in 28 Premier League appearances this season. Such form has led to links with Manchester United, most notably, and the chief asset that they would gain from the 24-year-old is his searing pace.