Chelsea boss Mourinho: Bertrand Traore among best young players in game

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho reckons they've signed something special in Bertrand Traore.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho reckons they've signed something special in Bertrand Traore.

Traore, an attacking midfielder, joins from Association Jeunes Espoirs De Bobo-Dioulasso and is a full international for Burkina Faso.

He made his debut in September 2011, a few days before his 16th birthday, and made one substitute appearance at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

"Traore is a great talent that the club followed for a long time before me," Mourinho said.

"I wanted to take him to pre-season to have a view of him for two or three weeks and play him in front of 60,000 to 80,000 crowds like we have in Asia.

"Now we could get him. We have a kid who in our opinion is one of the best talents of his age. I think he is ready to make an impact."

 
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