Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore has suggested that he could leave French outfit Olympique Lyon, in search of more playing time on the pitch elsewhere.
The 25-year-old forward played 35 matches in all competitions for Lyon last season, scoring 4 goals. But was left out of their UEFA Champions League squad for the final eight of the competition in Lisbon, Portugal – where they were knocked-out by eventual winners Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.
Traore has recently been linked with a move back to England with Everton and newly promoted side Fulham as possible destinations.
The former Chelsea player has also confirmed “interests” from other clubs, telling Burkina-based publication L’Étalon: “A departure cannot be ruled out. I stayed three years in Lyon. I spent two beautiful years. The third was a bit more complicated.”
“But it’s part of the life of a professional footballer. Now I have two years of contract left. I am 25 years old, I have played everywhere I have been.” he continued.
“If my situation in Lyon doesn’t change, I can’t stay on the bench all the time. I need to play. I have no time to waste, I’m no longer an 18, 19 or 20-year-old player.”
The forward who has experienced loan spells in the Netherlands with Vitesse Arnhem and Ajax also added: “We will see what will happen. But for now, you have to respect my team. You have to respect Lyon because I still have two years of contract with the club. I have a duty to stay focused on Lyon.”
Troare has so far made 54 appearances for the Burkinabe senior men’s national team with 9 goals to his name.
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