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Lyon forward Bertrand Traore in action for Chelsea

by
Graeme Jackson

Monday Jul 17, 2017. 13:00


Burkina Faso star Bertrand Traore has explained that he is not a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette at Olympique Lyon.

Following Lacazette’s big-money move to Arsenal earlier this month, Traore is being viewed as the natural heir to the French striker’s crown at the Ligue 1 club and has even been given his old number 10 jersey.

However, the Stallions attacker, who joined Lyon from Chelsea, insists that he is a completely different player and should not be viewed as a like-for-like replacement.

“I am ready to give everything when I am on the ground,” Traore said over the weekend.

“I do not replace Alex Lacazette. He’s not the same profile. We know what he did for OL.

“He is a great striker and I envy him a lot. I am fortunate today to have the number 10. It is a pleasure and an honor.

“I hope I meet expectations. I will fight, try to give everything to bring to the team.”


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