Loan Player of The Week: One Who Impressed The Masses

Looking at weekly loan report, I was massively impressed by Bertrand Traore. For those who are unfamiliar with him, Bertrand Isidore Traore aged 19 ( born 6 September 1995) is the Burkinabe footballer who plays for Eredivisie side, Vitesse Arnhem on loan from Chelsea and Burkina Faso National team. The versatile player can play in any forward position that is, an attacking midfielder, a striker or at wings on either side.

In August 2010, he joined the Chelsea Academy on a trial from the French club Auxerre by rejecting the chance to join Manchester United. He had to wait for 31st October 2013 officially to sign a four-and-half year contract with the pensioners in December 2013, and completed the transfer on the 1st January 2014. Due to lack of first team football chances at the Bridge he signed for the Eredivisie side, Vitesse Arnhem the very next day. On 26 January 2014, he made his debut, coming on in the 67th minute for Lucas Piazon, who was also plying his trade on loan from Chelsea back then. On 7th July 2014, it was officially confirmed that he would stay at Vitesse on loan for this season by the Blues official website.

Coming back to his performance this week, he scored his very first goal of the season for Vitesse Arnhem in an overjoyed 4-1 away win of over Willem II. He slotted home with his left-foot from just outside of the box in the very first minute of the second half. The forward was never shy of taking his chances in the game. It was quite a good game for him considering his age and the experience he gained. He was replaced by Uros Djurdjevic in the 79th minute following a booking against his name.

Edited By: Shashank Rai

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