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Gabriel Agbonlahor reacts as Aston Villa reportedly closing in on Bertrand Traore signing

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Gabriel Agbonlahor reacts as Aston Villa reportedly closing in on Bertrand Traore signing

Aston Villa are reportedly closing in on a move to sign Lyon attacker Bertrand Traore with a medical expected to take place over the next few days – and Gabriel Agbonlahor has given his verdict on Twitter on the potential addition.

Traore, 25, has fallen down the pecking order at Lyon with manager Rudi Garcia boasting the likes of Memphis Depay, Maxwel Cornet and Moussa Dembele in the final third. He has remained an unused substitute in first two Ligue 1 matches this term.

Sky Sports have claimed that the Burkina Faso international is on his way to Aston Villa and will undergo a medical soon – after the Midlands side agreed a fee of £17million and £2million in add-ons. He has entered the final two years of Lyon deal.

Asked on Twitter about the reportedly imminent signing of former Chelsea star Traore, Agbonlahor initially stated that he is delighted with the work Villa have done in the transfer window – and has backed the signing of the 52-time international.


TBR’s view – Traore immediately adds threat to Villa attack

Last season, Villa boasted Trezeguet, Anwar El Ghazi and Jota as options out wide – while Jack Grealish was also used out wide. Apart from Grealish, Villa lacked goal threat from the flanks – but Traore changes all that.

Offering the ability to play on either side of midfield or attack, or even up front, the African star boasts enormous pace, skill and power. He can score goals, he can create goals and make something out of nothing. At less than £20million signing, he is ideal.

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