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Burkinabe international striker from Olympique Lyonnais Bertrand Traoré has been transferred to English club Aston Villa for 18.4 million euros, the French club officially announced on Saturday morning.
To this sum may be added bonuses of a maximum amount of 2.2 million euros, as well as a 15% profit-sharing on any capital gain on a future sale.
The agreement had been concluded for a few days but a work permit problem delayed the formalization.
Thank you Bertrand Traoré, and good luck!
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- Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) September 19, 2020
The 25-year-old "has a strong experience of the game at a high level acquired at Ajax Amsterdam and Chelsea, before joining Lyon three years ago," said the statement of the Villans.
“We are delighted that Bertrand has chosen to come to Villa.
He is a player with immense talent and who will really improve our attacking options, ”said coach Dean Smith, quoted in the statement.
Traoré arrived at OL in June 2017 for 10 million euros from London club Chelsea who loaned him in 2016/17 to Ajax Amsterdam, opponents of Lyon in the semi-final of the Europa League. same season.
His first year at Olympique Lyonnais was the most successful with 20 goals scored in 50 matches in all competitions, but the rest was much more difficult for the Burkinabè player.
In 2018/19, he only scored twelve times for a total of 52 games and only four times last season for 33 matches, including only one goal in Ligue 1 (22 matches).
Bertrand Traoré, who had missed his shot on goal in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue on July 31 against PSG (0-0, 4-5 tab) has not played again with OL since, no longer entering the plans of trainer Rudi Garcia.
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