Newcastle considering summer move for Bertrand Traore

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for former Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore in the summer. 

The 24-year-old Burkina Faso international currently plays for Ligue 1 outfit Lyon and has been there for the past three years after exiting Stamford Bridge.

Traore made his debut for his country at age 15 and has been capped 51 times since then. He was previously on loan at Eredivisie sides Vitesse Arnhem and Ajax.

The report by Foot Mercato claims that Newcastle will make a move for the forward if the Saudi takeover materializes.

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The striker began his professional career with the Blues when he was 18 in 2013 and scored 4 goals in 16 appearances for the senior team. He joined Lyon in 2017 in a £9m deal. 

The Magpies intend to splash the cash once the takeover is complete and nobody can blame them. 

The impending takeover by Saudi’s Public Investment Fund is worth £300m. Regardless, the deal hangs on the decision of the Premier League as a go-ahead will see present owner Mike Ashley relinquish control of the Magpies.