Chelsea are having a mediocre preseason and have been significantly quiet this summer transfer window.
Mourinho seems to be bringing in some of the loanees to the bench squad, and it seems that Ruben Loftus Cheek, Victor Moses and Bertrand Traore would possibly be joining our first team squad for the next season.
However, one such player who has caught Mourinho’s eye seems to be Bertrand Traore. The Burkina Faso international has been amazing for Vitesse last season after having scored 20 goals in 51 appearances for the Dutch top flight club. The attacker initially had a few issues with the work permit, but now it seems that the coast is clear for Traore, and he is set to join the first team squad with immediate effect.
Speaking to the Official Chelsea website:
“I’m very happy to be here. I get to work with some of the best players in the world and one of the best managers”.
“I am trying to do my best in every training session right now. It’s something nice to have the support of the manager, but I have to prove that I deserve to be here. I have to work hard, do my best and take my chance.
“I think my loan was very good. I learned a lot. I had a period of adaptation in the first six months then after I had a full season with the team including pre-season. It was much better.”
“I learned a lot tactically. I also learned how to play without the ball, to defend, to play as a team, and I think I improved my mentality during my loan. All in all I was able to improve my performances, and it was a good step in my career.”
In conclusion, I would like to say that Bertrand Traore seems to be an amazing addition to the squad, who can basically occupy any position in the attacking band. So, overall he seems to be a good backup who can fill in for multiple positions while gradually easing into the first team squad. Knowing the Portuguese, it could well turn up as a master stroke by Mourinho to keep Traore with the Blues.
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Edited By: Karan Dubey
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