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Burnley: Clarets set to battle West Ham in Bertrand Traore transfer race

Burnley: Clarets set to battle West Ham in Bertrand Traore transfer race - Burnley Transfer Rumours

Burnley are reportedly keen on signing Lyon winger Bertrand Traore, who previously played in the Premier League for Chelsea.

Football Insider reported that the Clarets are joined by West Ham in the transfer race for the 24-year-old, who could be open to being sold by the Ligue 1 outfit after falling out of favour.

According to Football Insider, Lyon are willing to cash in on him now, with two years remaining on his current contract at the Groupama Stadium.

Traore, who made just 16 appearances in his time at Chelsea, endured a difficult season for Lyon, scoring just four goals in 35 games as he struggled to hold down a regular starting berth.

However, his record with the Ligue 1 outfit is decent, with 33 goals in 126 appearances for the club and 21 goals in the French top tier. A return of 18 goals during the 2017/18 season shows how much of an impact the Burkina Faso international can make when he is at his best.

Generally a right winger but also capable of leading the line, Traore could be a potent addition in an area where Burnley have struggled for goals. Johann Berg Gudmundsson, the most obvious right-flank choice currently in the squad, scored only once in an injury-hampered 2019/20 campaign (as per TransferMarkt).

Indeed, the Clarets have a notable lack of depth on the right wing, where Gudmundsson is now the only natural option. Dwight McNeil and Josh Brownhill are also capable of playing in that role, but the June departures of Jeff Hendrick and Aaron Lennon left Sean Dyche very sparse for right-sided options.

Traore may have had little look-in at Chelsea but, were he return to the Premier League, he would now be bolstered by regular top-level experience with Lyon, including multiple Champions League appearances.

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A combination of a decent goal record, a sparsity of right winger options at Turf Moor, Lyon’s willingness to do a deal and a modest valuation of £8.55m (as per TransferMarkt) would point to the conclusion that the 24-year-old is exactly the type of player that Burnley should be targeting in the summer transfer window.

Burnley fans, are you confident that the Clarets will sign Traore in this transfer window? Have your say by commenting below!


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