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Report: West Ham want to sign Lyon ace Bertrand Traore
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Report: West Ham want to sign Lyon ace Bertrand Traore

According to a report from Football.London, West Ham are keen on Lyon ace Bertrand Traore.

The Hammers will be looking to strengthen their attacking department in the summer.

Neither Sebastien Haller or Albian Ajeti have impressed since joining the east London outfit last summer.

Lyon forward Traore can play anywhere along the front-line.

And Football.London claims that West Ham could make a move for the 47-capped Burkina Faso international in the summer.

Bertrand Traore (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)


The 24-year-old joined Lyon from Chelsea in the summer of 2017 for around  £8.8 million (The Mirror).

He has gone on to rack up 33 goals and 17 assists in 125 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit (Transfermarkt).

Traore has been in poor form this season, however.

Bertrand Traore (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

In 23 league games for Lyon, the former Chelsea man has racked up just one goal and three assists. On average, he has attempted 1.6 shots on goal and 1.4 dribbles per game. The 24-year-old has also made 1.1 key passes per game (Who Scored).

The 4th official describe Traore as a strong attacker with blistering pace. Despite his poor output this season, it is clear that the former Chelsea man has bundles of potential.

The problem for West Ham is that signing the lively forward might set them back around £32 million (Foot Mercato).

Bertrand Traore (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

And that would be a lot of money to spend on someone deemed not good enough by Chelsea two-and-a-half years ago.

The Blues have made mistakes with Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne in the past, however.

And who knows? Perhaps Traore will be the next former Chelsea player to set the world alight.