By Dave Marshall
Olympique Lyonnais forward, Bertrand Traore is open to a move to Manchester United in a bid to reunite with Jose Mourinho. The player has lit up the Ligue 1 with his performances for Bruo Genesio’s men after a summer move from Chelsea but is open to making a move back to the English Premier League as his stock continues to increase in Europe.
Traore played for Chelsea when Mourinho was still at the club, with the Portuguese giving him his debut in September 2015 and it will seem that the striker still has fond memories of the Portuguese tactician.
Traore is now open to a move to Old Trafford after snubbing the 3-time European champions prior to his move to Stamford Bridge in 2013. He made only 16 appearances for the league champions, as he had issues with work permit clearance and also had a number of players ahead of him in the pecking order. He played on loan at the likes of Vitesse Arnheim and Ajax before leaving the club permanently in the summer for around £10m.
Alongside former United winger, Memphis Depay, Nabil Fekir and Mariano Diaz, he has settled in France with consummate ease and has not ruled out the possibility of returning back England at some point in the future.
Via Goal he was quoted as saying: “Manchester United?. Why not? I will work hard and if opportunities open, why not?.
Traore is a versatile and strong player that can offer something different for us going forward.
José has consistently complained about needing a left footed player and at 22, Traore fits the bill if only he works very hard. It is still early to link him to Man United but if he keeps his feet up, there is nothing that stops him from making a move to Manchester United in the near future.
He is primarily a striker that can also play on the right of an attacking midfield triumvirate or behind the striker and is world-famous for making his international debut for Burkina Faso at just age 15. He is known for his pace power and cultured left foot.