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Chelsea Finalize Signing of Bertrand Traore, Another Attacking Midfielder

Bertrand Traore Chelsea Finalize Signing of Bertrand Traore, Another Attacking Midfielder

Chelsea have finalized the signing of 18-year-old attacking midfielder Bertrand Traore, who has signed a 4.5-year contract from a club in his native Burkina Faso.

Traore agreed a deal in October, but now that the January transfer window has opened, the clubs and player were able to completely finalize the deal.

Bertrand Traore is an attacking midfielder who played with Chelsea on trial during the club’s tour of Asia in the summer of 2013, and played in all three games, scoring in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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