Aston Villa sign Bertrand Traore from Lyon on four-year deal

Aston Villa have completed the signing of forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon (Olympique Lyonnais) for £19-million on a four-year contract.

“Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Bertrand Traore from Lyon for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“The 25-year-old Burkina Faso international has a strong pedigree with top-level playing experience at Ajax and Chelsea before his move to Lyon three seasons ago, where he has played over 100 games competing for the Ligue 1 title and in the Champions League.”

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith added: “We’re delighted that Bertrand has chosen to come to Villa. He’s a player with immense talent who will really enhance our attacking options.”

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