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Aston Villa breaks its piggy bank to sign Traoré

Bertrand Traoré leaves Olympique Lyonnais to join Aston Villa. A return to the Premier League for the Burkinabe international striker.

The open house operation continues at Olympique Lyonnais. After Marçal, Kenny Tete, Pierre Kalulu, Martin Terrier, Amine Gouiri, Oumar Solet, Pape Cheick Diop and Rafael, it is Bertrand Traoré’s turn to leave Les Gones. A start that we felt was coming, the Stallion not really coming into Rudi Garcia’s plans.

“I’m 25, I’ve played everywhere I’ve been. If my situation in Lyon doesn’t change, I can’t stay on the bench all the time. I need to play. I have no time to waste, I’m no longer an 18, 19 or 20 year old player. We will see what will happen, ” he explained in a Burkinabé media a few days ago.

After three seasons spent between Rhône and Saône (88 Ligue 1 matches, 22 goals), the striker returns to the Premier League.

The Burkinabe international, passed through Chelsea (10 Premier League matches, 2 goals), has come to an agreement with Aston Villa.

It is a 4-year contract that awaits him on the side of Villa Park.

The Villans, 17th in the Premier League last season, are counting on the native of Bobo Dioulasso to animate their line of attack this season.

OL, for their part, will receive around 18.4 million euros for this transfer, to which may be added incentives for a maximum amount of 2.2 M € and an incentive of 15% on any capital gain in future, after having pushed back a first offensive to the tune of € 17 million.

As a reminder, Jean-Michel Aulas and his teams recruited him 10 M € + 15% on a future capital gain on resale.

Chelsea will therefore receive around € 1.5 million in this operation.

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