Chelsea have completed the transfer of Burkina faso attacker Betrand Traore to Ligue 1 giants Lyon FC, reports BBC.
The 21-year-old star joined Chelsea’s Academy from French side Auxerre in the summer of 2013 after rejecting advances from Manchester United.
Like the other youngsters of Chelsea, he was loaned to Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem and subsequently Ajax as he failed to break into the first team of the Blues’ squad.
He will now spend the whole of next season with Lyon after putting pen to paper on a five-year deal with Club in a fee believed to be £8.8million.
A report by the Mail claim Chelsea are wary of not making the same mistake they did in Lukaku’s contract. A buy-back clause has been inserted in Traore’s contract, which will easily see them buy him if they desire in the future.
The Blues will receive 15 per cent of the profit Lyon would make if they sell him.
On completing the switch, the youngster was quizzed about how he feels and he said:
“I want to help the club go far.
“Personally, I have set a goal to seek stability and, by signing a contract at lyon, can not ask for better.
“I have time to show everyone what I can do and what I am worth.”
His debut for Chelsea came in the Champions League when Chelsea thumped Maccabi Tel Aviv in the group stage of September 2016. He made a substitute appearance by replacing Loftus-Cheek.
Chelsea hardly give chances to the young member of their squad. Traore has showed prospect and we hope he develops into a super star.