Bertrand Traore Leaves Chelsea For Lyon

Updated: 27 June 2017 09:46 IST

Bertrand Traore, who was handed his Chelsea debut by Jose Mourinho in a Champions League game against Maccabi Tel Aviv in September 2015, is Lyon's second summer signing.

Bertrand Traore Leaves Chelsea For Lyon
Bertrand Traore has joined Olympique Lyonnais on a 5-year-deal. © Olympique Lyonnais/Twitter

Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for 10 million euros (£8.8m, $11.2m) on a five-year deal, the French club announced on Monday. Chelsea will earn 15 percent of any profit from a future sale of the player and the English champions will have first refusal on Traore should he eventually move on, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said at a press conference to announce the signing.

"I was really keen to come to Lyon," admitted the 21-year-old Burkina Faso international, who spent last season on loan at Europa League runners-up Ajax.

"We wish him well for his career in France and thank him for his contribution at Chelsea," the London club said in a statement.

Traore, who was handed his Chelsea debut by Jose Mourinho in a Champions League game against Maccabi Tel Aviv in September 2015, is Lyon's second summer signing following the arrival of Brazilian left-back Fernando Marcal from Benfica.

Lyon begin pre-season training on Tuesday but Traore will not join up with his new team-mates until July 10.

Meanwhile, Aulas confirmed that Lyon are in talks with Real Madrid about the potential signing of forward Mariano Diaz.

Topics : Chelsea Bertrand Traore Football English Premier League
Highlights
  • France's Lyon sign Bertrand Traore from Chelsea
  • Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for 10 million euros
  • Chelsea will have first refusal on Traore
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