Newcastle United linked with surprise move for Bertrand Traore

The upcoming summer will see Newcastle improving their attacking department.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle United are linked with surprise move for Lyon winger Bertrand Traore.

The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Lyon spent 10 million euros to sign the Burkina Faso international from Chelsea in the summer of 2017. The 24-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.

This season, Traore has scored four goals and provided five assists in 34 appearances for Lyon.

Bertrand Traore
Bertrand Traore

He’s incredibly experienced for a 24-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.

His record for Burkina Faso is also impressive. Traore has scored 8 goals in 52 matches for Burkina Faso at senior level.

Traore has been in impressive form for Lyon this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Newcastle United.

Steve Bruce needs to tighten up his attack and a winger would be a welcome addition. He is a long term admirer of Bertrand Traore and believes he can get the most out of the Burkina Faso international.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United

The 24-year-old will offer the Newcastle boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.

According to the report, “Newcastle United are being linked with Lyon striker Bertrand Traore. L’Equipe says Traore wants to leave OL this summer – and is prepared to move abroad. Valencia and Sevilla are keen to take Traore to Spain, but they’re not alone. Newcastle are also watching developments – and not matter what happens regarding their takeover, the Magpies will seek to bring Traore back to England. The Burkina Faso star is a former Chelsea player.”

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Newcastle have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Burkina Faso international.

Good signing for Newcastle United?

Newcastle must improve their midfield options and the signing of Bertrand Traore would be a step in the right direction.

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Newcastle.

How strong that interest is and whether Newcastle will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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