Bertrand Traore, ex-Chelsea star, joins Aston Villa from Lyon

Bertrand Traore, ex-Chelsea star, joins Aston Villa from Lyon

- Bertrand Traore has completed a move back to the Premier League joining Aston Villa

- The Burkina Faso star was at Chelsea years back and played with John Terry

- Aston Villa announced on their website that they are happy to sign the 25-year-old

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Premier League side Aston Villa have completed the signing of former Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon in their effort to bolster their squad before the end of the transfer window.

The 25-year-old had his medical at Aston Villa last week before his signing was later confirmed by the Premier League side who are currently occupying 10th position on the standings.

Burkina Faso international first moved to England as a teenager to join Chelsea's academy.

After a loan spell at Vitesse, the winger was seen as a huge prospect for the future and netted a wonderful long-range strike against Stoke in March 2016.

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"I spoke to the manager, spoke with the sporting director as well and some players I used to play with Marvelous Nakamba and Anwar] El Ghazi. I spoke to Nakamba, I talked to him a little bit about the club.

"Many things made me take the decision to come here. I’m happy,'' Traore explained.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa will be facing Sheffield United in their next game on Monday, September 21, and Traore is expected to be in action.

Bertrand Traore, ex-Chelsea star, joins Aston Villa from Lyon
Bertrand Traore, ex-Chelsea star, joins Aston Villa from Lyon (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, had reported how Premier League side Chelsea announced the signing of 21-year-old French midfielder Malang Sarr to bolster their squad ahead of the 2020/21 English topflight.

The Stamford Bridge landlords were able to secure the signature of Malang Sarr on a five-year deal following his departure at French side Nice.

But the Blues confirmed on their website that Malang Sarr will not have the chance to play for them in the coming season as he will be sent out on loan.

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Chelsea want him to get more active playing time elsewhere before he can return to Stamford Bridge for regular action.

Sarr started his career at Chelsea since he was five and only got the chance to break into the first team when he turned 17.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will be playing in the Champions League this season and Frank Lampard is preparing his team ahead of the term.

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