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Bertrand Traore: Chelsea’ loss should be Tottenham’s gain

Bertrand Traore: Chelsea’ loss should be Tottenham’s gain

Tottenham fans will be hoping their English stars can continue to impress Gareth Southgate against Spain and Switzerland.

The first international break of the season has arrived with a host of Tottenham players selected to represent their countries. Gareth Southgate has chosen five of Mauricio Pochettino’s men to represent the Three Lions in the new UEFA Nations League. Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier will also be looking to continue their impressive form from the World Cup. Despite a blistering start to the new campaign, there was no place for Lucas Moura in Brazil’s squad.

Tottenham face their toughest test of the season following the break with Liverpool visiting Wembley next weekend. The Reds currently sit top of the Premier League with four wins from their opening four games but were soundly beaten at England’s national home last season. A dreadful performance from Dejan Lovren allowed Spurs to run out 4-1 winners. Pochettino will be hoping for a similar result against Jurgen Klopp’s new-look side.

Tottenham didn’t make a single transfer in the summer window but should be on the look for January recruits. One man they could target is Lyon forward – Bertrand Traore. Valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, the Burkina Faso international has been a revelation for the French side since leaving Chelsea permanently last summer.

The 23-year-old, who is comfortable on the wing or through the centre, was in fine form during his debut season in France, netting 18 goals and registering seven assists in all competitions. Traore has continued his excellent showings into the new campaign, hitting two goals in Lyon’s opening four fixtures. Tottenham would be wise to bring him back to England.

The youngster is blessed with terrific pace, coupled with his excellent dribbling ability, makes him a nightmare for defenders to deal with. Now he has added goals to his game; he has all the attributes to be a success in the Premier League. Traore would add some much-needed depth to the right wing position and provide quality back up to Harry Kane in the attack.

As shown in the past with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah, Chelsea’s loss could be Tottenham’s gain.

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