Bertrand Traore might end up at Manchester United after leaving Chelsea to play for Lyon
According to GOAL, the highly-rated forward left Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis over the summer, as he joined Lyon, but he could return to England at some stage.
Traore became frustrated with his role at Chelsea and decided to leave. Despite the striker playing for Lyon in France now, he didn’t rule out a possible return to England, more specifically: to Old Trafford.
The Burkina Faso international has previously refused the option to play for United and insead spent 4 seasons on the books at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old was, however, able to play in just 16 games for the Blues. He spent most of his time on loan spells in the Netherlands at Vitesse and Ajax.
After he wasn’t given the chance to prove himself, the forward decided to leave permanently and joined Lyon over the summer.
However, Traore admits he could return to the Premier League again at some point in time.
He told Onze Mundial: “Manchester United? Why not? I will work hard and, if opportunities open, why not?”
A productive start to life in France has delivered six goals in 16 appearances, with Traore eager to prove to those he left behind in west London that he was deserving of more opportunities, as GOAL continues.
He recalled his time in London: “I fought, I reached the first team. But, in Chelsea, for a player from the training centre, it’s almost impossible to impose yourself as a starter. And I wanted to be a starter. I’m proud of what I did there before I left.”
Traore said he enjoyed his time at Stamford Bridge but didn’t enough chances to play.
“I enjoyed my time at Chelsea and, when I had opportunities to show what I could do on the pitch, I took them with both hands. But there weren’t any guarantees I would play.”