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Burkinabe football star signs 5-year contract with French club

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Burkinabe international forwarder Bertrand Traore, 21, has signed a 5-year contract with the French club Olympique Lyonnais, media sources disclosed on Monday.Recruited earlier by the English Premier League club Chelsea and later lent to the Dutch side Ajax of Amsterdam, Traore is believed to be signed by the French club to the tune of more than €19 million for 5 years excluding his bonuses.

The talks between Chelsea FC and Olympique Lyonnais lasted nearly two months.

Lyon chattered a private jet on Saturday to Ouagadougou to take its new recruit who will be presented to the press on Wednesday, according to the same sources.

He will the second Burkinabe national after Bakary Kone to play for the French club.

In addition to Bertrand Traore, Herve Koffi (Lille, Goalkeeper) and Prejuce Nakoulma (Nantes), are the three Burkinabe footballers who will play in French Ligue 1 next season.

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