Aston Villa have signed Bertrand Traore from Lyon on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee, but reportedly believed to be £17m.
Personal terms had already been agreed for Traore, but his move was completed on Saturday morning after obtaining a work permit.
"I'm excited to be back in England," Traore said. "I always wanted to come back to the Premier League. I had to follow my own way as well and gain some more experience. And this is the right place for me to come back. It's good."
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Villa manager Dean Smith told the club's official website: "We’re delighted that Bertrand has chosen to come to Villa.
"He’s a player with immense talent who will really enhance our attacking options."
The 25-year-old Burkina Faso international joins from the Ligue 1 club where he scored 33 goals in 125 appearances in all competitions. Before that he had season-long loan spells at Eredivisie clubs Vitesse and Ajax from Chelsea where he was known by Villa assistant Terry.

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